Tar Feather is a portuguese leftfield project responsible
for an obtuse approximation to house and techno music, producing
tracks that involve orthodox dance music in a cocoon of muddy drones
and crackled drums.
is Tar Feather's debut album, written and recorded
between 2010 and 2012, and released on Easy Pieces in 2013.
As its main objective, Heavy Metals
undertakes a rather unsatisfactory
approach to dance music in its general form, since the applicability
of this set of tracks in a dance-floor context is practically inexistent.
Despite being recognizable, its resemblance to techno, house or dubstep
is far from turning it into a functional tool box; making kicks, hi-hats, snares
and bass lines more colloquial than necessary.
As such, the whole album denotes an exterior and distant perspective
on club music burying its traditional components, in crackle, howlings
and various bric-à-brac.