The attraction of this record is obvious within its first few notes. Just Mustard’s sophomore record is an industrial, wailing statement—one that, despite occasionally losing its bite, offers testing, visceral material. There’s a depth to ‘Heart Under,’ as it purposefully traverses raw sensations with fierce musical intent. It’s a record to dive into, without knowing where the ocean floor will be. Thanks to some blistering drums, the band pumps out feeling, rather than letting the lullaby vocals dictate its entire atmosphere. That said, the voice remains unusually gripping: a quietly cutting, acidic performance, with the unquestionable destination of the heart.
A favourite: ‘Early’
‘Heart Under’ is out now via Partisan Records.