ANTIMONY – Phantom Itch

January 6, 2011

 ANTIMONY were 3/4 of CIRCUS LUPUS and released this album ‘Phantom Itch’ on Double Deuce in 1995. It was recorded during Summer 1994 and mixed Fall 1994 in Montana. Quite a pedigree with regard to the recording credits since it was produced by J. Robbins and mixed with Ian MacKaye. After CIRCUS LUPUS broke up Chris Thomson briefly sang in LAS MORDIDAS before forming Monorchid. The music here sounds similar to a continuation of ‘Solid Brass’, the bass sound is more full on but the guitar is still trebley and fuzzed out. I can also detect elements of mid period Jesus Lizard. The vocals often seem like an afterthought to the music and probably a reasonable argument to have been an instrumental band? Another long lost D.C. obscurity you need to hear along with those Seven League Boots recordings.

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