John Congleton and the Nighty Nite - Until the Horror Goes

John Congleton and the Nighty Nite - Until the Horror Goes

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Grammy award-winning producer (St. Vincent, David Byrne, Explosions In the Sky) John Congleton’s debut full-length album as John Congleton And The Nighty Nite, ‘Until The Horror Goes’, is a howling, sardonic document of existential angst.

For fans of The Paper Chase, John Vanderslice, The Mountain Goats, Unwound and Drive Like Jehu, ‘Until The Horror Goes’ rows firmly against the placating currents of popular music. Crafting a genre of his own, Congleton creates a kind of horror-gospel mixing unflinching examinations of modern life with humour, high art with low culture. Pop melodies given voice by massive and unexpected orchestration live within wild sounds and atonality.

‘Until The Horror Goes’ is a raw record compelled by an anxiety particular to our time and place, squarely out of fashion with the post-industrial morass of music conceived and created to sell a lifestyle. It unsettles the listener with troublesome subject matter, enhancing that discomfort with screaming violins and machine-like repetitions.

During an interview with NPR Music, Congleton mentions enjoying the ‘cartoon’ mixing style of classic Stooges records. His love for bold, unexpected sounds is in full effect here. Among ‘Until The Horror Goes’ ten songs, one is reminded of sounds as diverse as Phil Spector’s maximalist pop orchestras (‘The White Powerless’, ‘Just Lay Still’), horror movie soundtracks (‘A Tale Told By An Idiot’, ‘Put Your Teeth In’), Disney cartoons (‘Canaries In The Coal Mine’, ‘Animal Rites’), modern rap beats (‘Who Could Love You Lucille?’) and Scott Walker-esque doom (‘You Are Facing The Wrong Way’, ‘Put Your Teeth In’).

Most of all, ‘Until The Horror Goes’ abounds in the wild and forward-thinking aesthetics Congleton is known for. A small sampling: the most ridiculous kick-ass guitar solo in recent memory (‘Animal Rites’), the liberal use of Theremin, tubular bells and harpsichord and Congleton’s always astounding drum sounds.

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Artist: John Congleton and the Nighty Nite
Label: Fat Possum
Catalogue: FP15391
Barcode: 0767981153919
Format: CD & LP
Release Date: 1st April

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