Album review: Gloomy Stars – Sadcore Trash (The Basement Tapes)

February 18, 2016


Title: Sadcore Trash – The Basement Tapes

Artist: Gloomy Stars

February 2016

In one word: Mugatu


Gloomy Stars was formed in Berlin by Cilli and Gary Sinnlos and the debut album is somewhat of an unveiling of a new, inventive genre called sadcore trash.

“Trash is trash and we love it.”

The music sounds kind of like that fashion line the villain in Zoolander tried to make popular.

The one that was mimicking homeless fashion and presenting trash as art.

This seems to be what Gloomy Stars is attempting to do.

It definitely sounds good. It is the kind of music you would want to listen to if you were lying in bed staring out the window at the rising sun with a pounding headache and a craving for Saturday morning breakfast special and coffee.

Basically it is simplified recording and sound. It sounds almost psychedelic but it is more garage sounding, actually.

At first I thought it would be kind of weird hearing “sadcore” but I actually find the sound quite appealing.

It is dark but grainy and troublesome like white noise feeding through a plastic, toy microphone.

Really fun and addictive.

And the vocals make me think I am going down the rabbit hole and this voice is the only thing keeping me from falling out the other side of the planet.

Overall, listening to Sadcore Trash has made me feel like I am in a black and white crime thriller sitting in front of a typewriter trying to prevent a monster from getting away with some dirty business.

Just great cathartic, swelling sound.

© Shaun Fitl, Music Vice

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