Published Mar 11, 2009Just over a year ago, I had a conversation with A Place To Bury Strangers' Oliver Ackerman and asked him about Black Acid, a new band he'd started with Richard Fearless, the brains behind the late, great Death in Vegas. At the time, Ackerman told me he'd just quit, but had finished recording the album. Now, the first evidence of Black Acid's recorded output has appeared, and it's as dark and sinister as I expected it to be.
Definitely focused more on rock, of the garage and Kraut variety, it's hard to say "FUR" strays far from the amorphous sounds Fearless cooked up with Tim Holmes in the later years of Death in Vegas. Though he's still the obvious leader, Black Acid is a full-on band - also consisting of Matty McDermott (Nymph), Doug Marvin (Dirty On Purpose), Ryan Hamilton (Coyote) and Travis Caine (Squal & Caine) - together of which combine for a sound that's quite minimal but just as sinister and brooding. Perhaps the most notable aspect is Fearless's voice, which bellows in an unnervingly, hypnotic monotone.
Black Acid "FUR"
Black Acid "FUR (74mix)"