Nevermen’s self-titled album brings delicious, thick swirls of modern electronica
Released: January 29, 2016 Ipecac
The supergroup known as Nevermen boasts the elastic vocals and curious minds of TV On The Radio frontman Tunde Adebimpe, Faith No More leader Mike Patton and underground hip-hop artist Doseone. Combining their powers, the trio have concocted a brutalist symphony of high-octane sonics, low-hanging beats and squirrelly moments that border on pop ideals. The collaborative spirit is both a blessing and a curse for this project: Musically, their individual sensibilities mash together into delicious thick swirls of modern electronica, but their insistence on including everyone’s vocals in each song turns out to be more dizzying than necessary. A little more focus in that department would have gone a long way toward giving some ballast to this soupy, stormy effort.