By Ian Smith
‘Dislocation’ is the follow-up to 2018’s ‘Nothingness Is Not A Curse’ LP (Fuzz Club). Hailing from Asheville, North Carolina, Nest Egg have honed this mood on the US live circuit. Taking Krautrock as a starting-point, the sound moves through various guises, creating a feeling of dread….. This is a soundtrack to a bleak Autumn day - stark, barren and cold.
‘Dislocation’ carries on where ‘Nothingness Is Not A Curse’ left off, only more so. 6 more humming tracks of cacophony. Nest Egg’s music builds, ebbing and flowing, searching for its own space. Peaks and troughs, lefts and rights, highs and lows, noise and silence.
I would be loath to pick out individual tracks as this album deserves to be heard as a whole (Sod it, ‘Helix’ is the standout). This record is searching for life. Guitars exude white noise, battling with analogue synths. Tribal-like drums add to the feeling of claustrophobia. Vocals are detached, resigned and sometimes no more than a murmur.
‘Mood music for nihilists’ indeed. You should really buy it.
Nest Egg - Dislocation is released on The Acid Test Recordings and Little Cloud Records on red vinyl on 10th July 2020.