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Algiers – “Black Eunuch (Liars Remix)”

The core of Band To Watch Algiers’ “Black Eunuch” is a skeletal vocal line of charred gospel harmonies, a choir’s swell of dramatic, ominous voices echoing wordlessly. Since we already know that experimental post-punk outfit Liars favor cold minimalism and sputtering static, it’s unsurprising that this gospel chant is the primary piece of the original […]

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Algiers – “Black Eunuch”

As though Algiers were going to let up. Previously the trans-Atlantic trio gave us “But She Was Not Flying,” “Blood” and “Irony.Utility.Pretext,” and their next song is unapologetically called “Black Eunuch.” The lyrics are veiled enough to allude to perceptions of sex and power in America without getting explicit — but the title conveys plenty […]