Album artwork for Cacophony by Rudimentary Peni

back in stock the 1987 album. several years after their previous release, peni shed completely their anarcho punk stylings and dive headfirst into the abysmal depths of howard phillips lovecraft, an american horror writer from the early 20th century. nearly every lyric on the album pertains to lovecraft in one waay or another; references and quotes from his works of fiction, his life, and his untimely demise. nick blinko, a fan of the weird and macabre, decided to write about what he was most fond and familiar with, and the results are as odd as the horror stories he conjures from his bookshelf. straightlaced musicologists would have one hell of a time trying to dissect this one; it jumps from major to minor keys, and everything in between. the musical virtuosity of all three band members is most evident here. a wildly experimental concept album, the majority of the songs are not easily categorisable, fitting neither the trappings of punk, nor straight rock. it's fascinating how it stretches the ear with everything from mental instrumentals, strange spoken word (sometimes grossly distorted), some catchy numbers, and some otherworldly sounds.

Rudimentary Peni

Cacophony

Album artwork for Cacophony by Rudimentary Peni
CD

£11.99

Released 09/07/2007Catalogue Number

booboo2cd

Rudimentary Peni

Cacophony

Album artwork for Cacophony by Rudimentary Peni
CD

£11.99

Released 09/07/2007Catalogue Number

booboo2cd

back in stock the 1987 album. several years after their previous release, peni shed completely their anarcho punk stylings and dive headfirst into the abysmal depths of howard phillips lovecraft, an american horror writer from the early 20th century. nearly every lyric on the album pertains to lovecraft in one waay or another; references and quotes from his works of fiction, his life, and his untimely demise. nick blinko, a fan of the weird and macabre, decided to write about what he was most fond and familiar with, and the results are as odd as the horror stories he conjures from his bookshelf. straightlaced musicologists would have one hell of a time trying to dissect this one; it jumps from major to minor keys, and everything in between. the musical virtuosity of all three band members is most evident here. a wildly experimental concept album, the majority of the songs are not easily categorisable, fitting neither the trappings of punk, nor straight rock. it's fascinating how it stretches the ear with everything from mental instrumentals, strange spoken word (sometimes grossly distorted), some catchy numbers, and some otherworldly sounds.