The Doubtful Guest’s debut album ushers in a new era of acid. Gone are the electro party jams, gone the funky squiggle. This is dark, suffocating stuff full of nightmares and claustrphobic details that send shivers up your spine. References would include Coil, Marc Acardipane, Scott Brown or Neophyte. Not afraid to show her classical upbringing (she trained as an opera singer) and jazz heritage (granddaughter of J.B. Floyd), Libby Floyd (London resident formerly of Chicago) has infused the sound of rave with doom and dread. Inducing panic on the dancefloor, cuts like the eleven minute ‘Slaves’ build into writhing acid anthems that ebb and flow like some viscous substance in your mind.
07 Ruffpet (LHS Mix)