Nokturnal Funeral
Lye x Love Cuts


4.0
excellent

Review

by Zach USER (95 Reviews)
February 7th, 2019 | 9 replies


Release Date: 2018 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Goth electronic for dark nightclubs and dark rituals alike.

Lye x Love Cuts is the best electronic album within the multiverse, or so I am told by my good pal whomst is forcing me to write this at gunpoint. This dark lil tour de force stomps out unfortunate competitors such as Aphex Twin and Autechre as if they were autumnal leaves stomped beneath the many pattering feet of 7 year olds on a class trip. Yeah, it's that good.

Ok, almost that good.

Now that I have been unbound and no longer have a glock pressed to my cranium, I will give you an honest (honest!) review. Lye x Love Cuts is a curious affair. It encompasses a mood that is simultaneously hypnotic and entertaining, as if it were birthed both from the dark recesses of one's psyche as well as some musky midnight club. This isn't a unyielding maelstrom of suicidal depression, but moreso a sinister stab at memories of the past, compacted into something that is hook laden and catchy as goddamn hell.

Take the title track, for example. It opens with birds chirping and a gentle rainfall, with an equally gentle yet seething spoken word on top. This quickly subsides, transitioning quite smoothly into the aforementioned trap beats. It's a piece of both worlds that manage to merge seemlessly, a feat that is also done well off of the track Morphine. Both of these tracks embody just what Lye x Love Cuts is about-being odd and mysterious while retaining pop structures and sensibilities. It's commendable, really, how something so genuinely dark and murky can still remain so accessible and fun. Hell, maybe the dark underbelly of earth has a few foggy, dimly lit nightclubs, of which all of them are playing the goth-tinged electronic of Nokturnal Funeral.



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Dedes
February 7th 2019


6317 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Cool lil ep by my friend/roommate.

Took me awhile to genuinely start to dig this but honestly it's cool as fuck

Dedes
February 7th 2019


6317 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Oh here is the band camp link btw https://nokturnalfuneral.bandcamp.com/track/lye-x-love-cuts

Dedes
February 8th 2019


6317 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Hey heres a reminder! Check this album or I'll behead your kids!

Ok but like Czech it

Dewinged
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February 8th 2019


15065 Comments


No.

j/k Deds, but hey this is so 2018, the year is closed!

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Dedes
February 8th 2019


6317 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I only jam power pop released within the last 6.5 hours

Dewinged
Contributing Reviewer
February 8th 2019


15065 Comments


Sounds like my cup of tea, will jam then!

Dedes
February 8th 2019


6317 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Nice dude!

Hope ya dig

Hawks
February 12th 2019


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Creatures of the Night rules and I’m about to throw a review together for it while it’s fresh in my mind. Gonna jam this one too.

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Dedes
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Heyheyhey this is a cool album y'all



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