Melkbelly - Nothing Valley (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 34:38 minutes | 776 MBStudio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover
Melkbelly, formed by vets of Chicago’s experimental and DIY scene champions, organized noise and thoughtful freneticism on its debut full-length, "Nothing Valley", fusing dreamy vocal lines and cantankerous guitar racket. Its songs clang and bang in stripped-down production that highlights the band’s sharp edges; multi-faceted slabs of sound serve harmonious, immediate songs. So it shouldn’t be a surprise that the band members’ tastes run obscure–The Hecks, Lightning Bolt, and jazz drummer Paal Nilssen-Love and, as they tell us, “bands and musicians that draw on a sense of adventure". The quartet’s membership overlaps with several Chicago noise and experimental bands and art collectives.