Bourbonese Qualk – Preparing For Power - Mannequin
The bountiful back catalogue of Bourbonese Qualk continues to yield more delights for the industrially-enlightened in these neo-noirish times. This time around Platform 23 have chosen to travel back to 1986 and the especially fraught sound of Preparing For Power. You can hear the anti-authoritarian strain in tracks like 'Confrontation' and 'Lies', but the more remarkable moments are the deviations such as the downcast but quite beautiful folk ruminations of 'Soft City' and the incisive poetry of Craig Runyon on 'Boggy Creek' and 'Xenophobia'. The latter is a perfect slice of disjointed post-punk funk that sounds like it could shatter at any given moment, like the best music of the era.