Idles – Ultra Mono [Vortex Vinyl] – New LP
The last of the Vortex vinyl editions.
"If ‘Joy As An Act of Resistance.’ was meant to detail the band's manifesto, then their highly anticipated third album – ‘Ultra Mono’ - is the sound of IDLES heading into battle, battering ram in hand, for those tenets.
the songs double down on the vitriolic sneer and blunt social commentary of their past work. deeply complex and brutally relevant album that chews up clichés and spits them out as high art for the masses. Active presence and self-acceptance also stand at the core of ‘Ultra Mono,’ with much of the songwriting done on-the-spot in the recording booth, and the phrase “I am I” serving as a lyrical and spiritual mantra throughout. Ultimately ‘Ultra Mono’ is a celebration of community."