Doomsday Device: Miss Autopsy
Who? Miss Autopsy
What? A lonely, lonely guy who makes minimalist eerie music
Sounds Like? BARR, acoustic Sonic Youth (or well, sort of), Daniel Johnston but even more depressed
I write reviews for the excellent underground culture magazine Gonzo Circus (in Dutch), and sometimes get albums of bands I’ve never heard of. Even better: I sometimes get albums of bands NO ONE has ever heard of. Say hello to Miss Autopsy, who has got only 7 listeners on Last.fm.
Steve Beyerink, the only real member of Miss Autopsy (next to Jason Garner, the drummer of The Paper Chase), appears to be really lonely. He used to perform with a guitar and a drum machine, but for his new album ‘The Hill’ he’s going for an even more minimalist approach. Some of the songs are no more than just Beyerink’s voice and a monotonous guitar. Ever heard BARR’s record ‘Summary’? It’s sort of spoken word, but not really. Miss Autopsy is his evil twin brother.
‘The Hill’ contains ten songs that probably were recorded during nights when Beyerink was thinking of killing himself. I’ve heard this strange mood only on two albums before, on ‘1990’ by Daniel Johnston and ‘Animal Rights’ by Moby. If you know these two albums, you probably know what i’m talking about. You can listen to two songs. ‘The Telephone song’ is the loudest song on the album, but also the most direct one, with its in your face lyrics. ‘The Doctor’ sounds more like the other songs on the album, which means creepy scary and quite suicidal.
You can buy ‘The Hill’ here, highly recommended!
More info about Miss Autopsy on his website.