Review Summary: Body Stuff?
I’ve watched enough movies in my day that involved a lot of bodies being stuffed into a bag. In fact, you couldn’t stuff enough body bags full of movies I’ve watched that have involved such a dehumanizing end to life. I’m simply trying to make meaning/ humour out of the name Curran Reynolds – drummer for Today is the Day and Wetnurse - solo E.P. and I’m coming up with nothing. Maybe after recording this strangely haphazard piece of music, Reynolds decided it was too eclectic to be called anything but a bunch of awesome ideas stuffed into the human mind. No? Forget it! Let’s focus on what’s created within these six short but sweet tunes. Reynolds plays for two of metals most underrated and unique bands on the face of the earth and I don’t say that very lightly. Both bands have had their fair share of influential albums and it’s important to note how many genres both of these bands are made up of. This is all reflected unto Body Stuff
while every track represents something unique to the quirks of metals past glory. Some places, it feels like Michael Gira is taking the wheel with a twist for the post-metal avant-garde; in others, Justin Broadrick’s crunchy hypnotic guitar chords ring out with a sense of atmosphere. Reynolds has even decided to bring Killing Joke’s post modern metal to the table and it works extremely well. Through the haze of influences, Reynolds locks onto an efficient use of peaks and valleys, but only for moments of time as if to tease the listener for what’s in store when he unleashes a full-length. The drawback to Body Stuff
is that it’s done and over too quickly, making me click to the first track before I just put the E.P. on repeat. I damn well hope he continues on with this band if this is what’s to come on future releases.