Protomartyr / Agent Intellect, The
Album: Agent Intellect, The   Collection:General
Artist:Protomartyr   Added:Nov 2015
Label:Hardly Art  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2015-11-22 Pull Date: 2016-01-24
Week Ending: Jan 24 Jan 17 Jan 3 Dec 27 Dec 20 Dec 13 Dec 6 Nov 29
Airplays: 4 3 2 2 2 3 3 3

Recent Airplay
1. Oct 16, 2021: Music Casserole (rebroadcast from Dec 19, 2015)
Cowards Starve
4. May 18, 2017: night tapes #5
The Devil In His Youth
2. Jul 22, 2020: The Library
Processed By the Boys
5. Apr 27, 2017: night tapes #2
I Forgive You
3. Jun 15, 2017: night tapes #8
Why Does It Shake?
6. Jan 21, 2017: Reckless Burning
Cowards Starve / I Forgive You

Album Review
Reviewed 2015-11-18
Driving & lush punk to post-punk with unique vocals. Distinctive artistic flow, energy, and entropy in the delivery and progressions of the songs. This album is a *[EXPLETIVE]* beautiful ride. ABSOLUTELY WOWED! THIS is PUNK/POST PUNK with SOUL!!!
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All Tracks - Fave: 10, 5, 1, 2, 6
**1. Builds into a rocking anthem with driving bass & slightly off-key/ flat/ perfect! vocals.
***2. Glorious sense of time/space pacing with twinging guitars over steady drum build, ends with harmonica tone - leads right to track 3
3. Punk guitar riff over driving post-tock bass & drums spoken-word(Mark E Smith)-style lyrics with synthetic drum tone.
**4. Big aggro w/ reflective moments, ends reflecting
***5. Spacious guitar, shiny & wide. Vocals are "over-it" Pause and outro.
***6. Chug-a-lug bassline with arty atmospheric sounds, angular, sinister swells.
7. A bit disjointed. Puffs of guitar drivel over tight bass texture, abrupt end.
**8. Dry taught driving 3 piece lay it down, vocals go "They Lie. They Lie. They Lie.."
**9. More movement in guitar, more spacious than previous track.
***10. Galloping bounce-beat, 80's-feel awesome w/ reflective plaintive vocals, builds to a wild ride, restrains, then goes full throttle, backs off to a steady ride you can't forget.
**11. Ellen is the singer's Mother, Very sweet song, slow and dense composition, Grows with more listens.
**12. Driving music, goes more gentle and fades away, fades into entropy (feedback hiss) than kicks back into beautiful minor chord rock reflecting all the beauty and sadness in an articulated wall of guitar, driving like Sonic Youth or Jesus & Mary Chain.

Track Listing
1. The Devil In His Youth   7. Dope Cloud
2. Cowards Starve   8. The Hermit
3. I Forgive You   9. Clandestine Time
4. Boyce Or Boice   10. Why Does It Shake?
5. Pontiac 87   11. Ellen
6. Uncles Mother's   12. Feast Of Stephen