Vessel, “Red Sex”

Andrew Parks

By Andrew Parks

on 07.24.14 in Listen to This

In case you couldn’t tell from the contorted bodies on its cover or the not-so-subtle title of its lead single, Punish, Honey is the point where Vessel gets physical, tossing his laptop out the window like a classic rock band ridding itself of a hotel TV. To hammer that point home, the reclusive producer brushes the smoke and mirrors off his avant-techno sound on “Red Sex” and embraces a visceral backdrop of brutish drum beats, hastily slapped sheet metal and custom guitars. If you’ve ever wondered what a glam-rock tune might sound like when filtered through Tri Angle’s decidedly ashen lens, this is a good start…