Alvarius B: With a Beaker on the Burner and an Otter in the Oven

George Harrison called his sprawling debut All Things Must Pass. Alvarius B. (aka Sun City Girls/Sublime Frequencies co-founder Alan Bishop) could've called his new similarly styled triple record/two-CD set All Things Suck Ass. Yeah, if you're looking for a blast of optimism in 2018, you might want to look elsewhere. Bishop's outlook on 21st century humanity is positively nightmarish. "Some prick called me a cynic / said I don't have any hope," he sings in "Dark in my Heart." "But I hope he croaks." Misanthropy might not be a strong enough term. Interestingly . . .

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