DIMINISHED MEN‘S VISION IN CRIME NOW STREAMING,
OUT NOW ON ABDUCTION RECORDS
Vision In Crime is the latest record from Diminished Men (featuring Steve Schmitt on guitars, drummer Dave Abramson and Simon Henneman on Bass) and is out now viaAbduction Records, their third release for the label. This feature length escapade sidewinds through jazz and soundtrack territories, as well as the outer reaches of the experimental satellite genres, retaining the unmistakeable character of the band so far, while also evoking a premonition more sinister than ever before.
Distorted through a shattered lens, Diminished Men refocus hard boiled cinema and classic instrumental music into something entirely unique. Their jagged, hard-charging approach evokes feelings of haphazard oscillation and accelerated heart rates, all the while swathing you in a blissful claustrophobia. Vision In Crime unfolds like a paranormal detective story full of delinquent exotica, deranged noir, hyperventilating surf, and shortwave radio nightmares.
The opening cut, “Chamber” – an apparition of a forensics crime scene investigation – sets the tone, but this quickly spirals into Steve Schmitt’s cobra-twilight guitar work on the Aegean Sea inspired espionage surf track “Oistros Dolorous” (listen below). From here the band’s mutant lounge carnage weaves through sinister cityscapes, plazas and kudzu infested forests on the avant spy jazz of “Kudzu Mine”. Elements of lost island noir, hallucinatory Gamelan rock, and phantom radio dispatches can be found here. By the time that mickey sets in, the title track “Vision In Crime“, a haunting ballad, closes out the album.
Diminished Men possess dangerous musical minds pulsing with nervous electricity, shattering Fender reverb, and gorgeous, sometimes romantic melancholy. Their distinctive vision is backed up with the quality instrumentation that is crucial to forming the lucid mirages of sound that hover over Vision In Crime. Vision In Crime includes special guest recording appearances by saxophonists Skerik (Critters Buggin, Garage-A-Trois, Wayne Horvitz) and Neil Welch (Bad Luck, King Tears Bat Trip).
Vision In Crime Track listing:
- 1. Chamber
- 3. CRM Discriminator
- 4. Kudzu Mine
- 5. Preparedness Actions
- 6. Shadow Petram
- 7. Castrum Doloris
- 8. Kudzu Takeover
- 9. Ramona Four Hour
- 10. The Eye That Never Sleeps
- 11. Vision In Crime