The Leg - What Happened to the Shrunken Tina Turner
- Doug Johnstone
- 17 September 2009
Edinburgh-based arthouse indie maverick Dan Mutch has provided flickers of genius in previous bands Khaya and Desc, but latest incarnation The Leg is wilfully obscure to vanishing point.
Compared to their recent inventive collaboration with Dawn of the Replicants frontman Paul Vickers, this is a charmless collection of antagonistic, anti-song, shouty clichés, full of distorted incoherent hollering, clattering soup can drums, anaemic jangly guitar and obfuscatory sound effects.
The tender lo-fi creepiness of ‘A Cunted Version of the Truth’ and the scuzz-blues of the closing title track aside, this is puerile, posturing stuff from an artist capable of much more.