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  • Artist(s): Ayse Hassan, Fay Milton, Gemma Thompson, Jehnny Beth
  • Summary: The collaboration between Savages and Bo Ningen was a 37-minute piece inspired by the Dadaist movement was originally performed in London at the Red Gallery in May 2013.
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  • Record Label: Stolen
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, New Wave/Post-Punk Revival, Experimental Rock, Neo-Psychedelia, Noise-Rock
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. Dec 9, 2014
    They may have failed in capturing the spirit of the Dadaists, but then it’s unlikely anyone would really have enjoyed that much anyway. What we get instead is two bands playing, not in opposition, but in perfect, complementing disharmony.
  2. Dec 9, 2014
    Fans of either band--and experimental music in general--who appreciate Savages and Bo Ningen's restless spirits will likely enjoy Words to the Blind for what it is: equal parts duet and battle, and a hell of a ride.
  3. They might be reaching into the past for inspiration, but Savages are pushing restlessly forward.
  4. Uncut
    Dec 9, 2014
    The resultant 37-minute piece is atypical of wither band's work, aiming for something more freeform. And meandering.... Still, when it hinges together, Words absolves itself. [Dec 2014, p.80]
  5. Q Magazine
    Dec 16, 2014
    This is a n intriguing mini epic of double-drummed grooves and skronking noise. [Jan 2015, p.131]
  6. Dec 9, 2014
    It's a tense, fierce, relentless piece that delivers sections of quiet space, brutal groove, and beautiful cacophony. But, like looking at a sculpture online or watching a prerecorded broadcast of a play, the element of danger and excitement is lost without the heat, sweat, and movement of a live performance.
  7. Dec 9, 2014
    Words To The Blind doesn’t really stand for anything. Nor are its interludes or passages particularly interesting or exciting. Perhaps that’s the most Dada thing about it.

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