recently we all got the sad announce that Mark E. Smith passed away.
The true old-school (post-)punk leviathan who had been the synonym of
stubbornness in music for the four decades. MES and The Fall had
influenced an innumerable amount of artists including The Hirundu,
and Johnny Crewdson behind it. I could say The Hirundu shows up the
quality by blending together old and new tendencies and similarly to
MES Johnny Crewdson fights against the stupidity and evil threads of
the human race by employing incisive irony. What else could be the
best weapon but irony and sarcastic approach? Similarly to The Fall
it could be admitted about the music of The Hirundu it's always
different, it's always the same. It does mean the scope of the sonic
phenomena must be stylistically wide enough to drift freely within
the borders. From uncanny piano music and energetic electro pop to
guitar twangs filled with slight instability to more or less heavily
twisted electronic music to mutant world music, and frequently
pulling some elements out from one track to transfer them to another.
However, I have never heard Crewdson of singing folk songs (it happens in one song though). He seems
to reinvent himself with any brand new one. At Neeto The Wonder
Wig Part II you can hear a zombie singing a lullaby to you. It's
so cute, isn't it? In a word, Johnny did it again. Thereafter I
recommend listen to The Fall's Perverted By Language (1983).