February is the worst month of the year. All of the holiday excitement is officially gone, and you're just left with being cold, and everything around you looks dirty. The one good thing about February is the RPM challenge, where artists write and record a full album during that month. We've been enjoying Walter Sickert & The Army of Broken Toys' RPM releases for a while now, and this year's is no exception. Their 2020 release, THE CUTTING HORSE, was the steamcrunk, punk, folk, metal, burlesque, etc. band's take on country. Almost Together Again sounds like their take on electronic music. The seven songs here are weird even by Army of Broken Toys standards, which is saying quite a lot. The opening track, "SO MUCH," even has a twisted new age vibe. Haunting doesn't even begin to describe the song. "Come In Lights" sounds like Aphex Twin doing his very best to make a track for the chill room but not quite getting the feel right. "Positive Demons" is him, getting it right, but in a haunted house.
You can listen to "Positive Demons" below. Almost Together Again is available as a free download via Bandcamp. Since today is Bandcamp Friday, if you do pay anything for the album the band will receive all proceeds! If you download it for free, at least give Walter Sickert & The Army of Broken Toys a follow on Facebook or Twitter.