Bangladeafy (Housefly)

Turn this to 8.2 of 11

Released: 2020

Genre: Noise Rock, Industrial, Electronic

Sounds Like: Skinny Puppy, Nine Inch Nails

Bangladeafy from New York are one hell of an odd duo. Consisting of Jon Ehlers (vocals, synths, samplers) and Atif Haq (drums); their latest album Housefly is a whirlwind of uneasy and manic electronic noise core. Now, we probably just mashed up this genre, but it makes sense when you dive into this album. What really drew us in was the chaotic lead vocals of Jon Ehlers. His style resembles Tiger Baldulf of 90s hardcore band Snapcase fame. Combine his vocals with the electronic hardcore makes for one of the most interesting albums to land on our rotation this year.


Housefly is not an album for the faint of heart. The constant barrage of tightly wound heavy rhythms may induce seizures. Oddly enough, if you listen without focussing on every nuance, the album becomes quite enjoyable, yet you need to be in the mood for the chaos at hand. The fact that no song is over 2:48 helps tremendously, these guys were smart enough not to drag on any songs. It's music for people who have short attention spans.


Track Listing:

1. Theme from Housefly 00:38

2. Bloom 01:30 video

3. Harvest 01:11

4. First Instar 00:34

5. Miracles 01:25

6. Second Instar 00:38

7. Shortcuts 02:15

8. Third Instar 00:42

9. Lifeforms 01:51

10. Pupa 00:25

11. Tar 01:48 video

12. Musca domestica 01:18

13. Youthanor 02:48


Standout Track(s):

"Bloom" is a great track and the one that sucked us in, we love the vocals. "Miracles" and "Tar" has some mammoth sounds and are quite heavy.


Adult Beverage Pairing:

We need something on the strong side, so lets go with Electric Lettuce. This 8.5% IPA brewed by Moonraker Brewing in California is juicy and crisp with some punch. The perfect sidekick with Housefly.

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ROTATION RECAP:

Captivation and Variety

8.4 out of 11


Vocal Performance

8.3 out of 11


Weight of the Heavy

8.5 out of 11


Synth Prowess

9 out of 11


Overall Album Flow

8.1 out of 11


Contrast

8.3 out of 11


Album Cover Aesthetics

8.5 out of 11


Production Value

8.4 out of 11


Final Thoughts:

Housefly has filled a void for us. We needed something offbeat, yet heavy and not sound like everything else in our rotation. Give these guys a shot, you'll eventually find the beauty within the chaos.


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