Fricke's Picks: The Solo Martin Rev


Les Nymphes (File 13) is the Suicide keysman's seventh solo album and, in its way, more radical than the chant-and-heartbeat music he makes with Vega. On his own, Rev works in colorful widescreen. These 13 instrumental pieces are circular-riff dance music, programmed with surprising flourishes like the grindcore-guitar effect opening "Triton." The record does not have Suicide's stark charge and urban-outlaw ardor, but that trademark pulse is always there.

[From Issue 1065 — November 13, 2008]

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David Fricke

Rolling Stone senior writer David Fricke has more than 10,000 albums in his New York apartment. His first record review for the magazine was Frank Zappa's 'Sheik Yerbouti' (RS 290).

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