Nothingness Is Not A Curse
Joining forces with London’s Fuzz Club Records, Nest Egg return with their second album, following on from 2015’s Respectable.
The 3-piece from North Carolina’s brand of Psych-Rock is back with snarling added impetus. It is as relentless and as intense as ever, but Nothingness Is Not A Curse is so much more. This new release is also as black-clad post-Punk as it is Krautrock.
The Nest Egg of 2018 is in joyous free fall, arms flailing down an all-consuming rabbit hole of cosmic repetition. It’s this unforgiving repetition, alongside tripped out synths and a cacophony of guitars that drive Nothing Is Not A Curse on.
The title track itself is a tense and ambient affair; darkly delicious and intensely experimental. That perpetual drum beat pervades throughout.
Other stand out track, ‘Long Night Outside’ has energy, heavy vocals, bouncing guitar and a primal fury that slashes at us with shards of noise.
For Nest Egg’s loyal fan base, this new release is as appealing as ever could be, but for new listeners, this is a perfect introduction. It’s an intense body of work that you need to embrace. Spot on.
1 DMT IV
3 Denied Doctrine
4 Long Night Outside
5 Cognitive Dissonance
6 Nothingness Is Not A Curse
Released: April 2018
Cat: FC85V12 / Fuzz Club