Published May 17, 2011
Malneirophrenia are a trio consisting of piano, cello and electric bass that used to call itself Medectophobia (but that was probably too difficult to pronounce). They play “horror punk cabaret” that feels like silent cinema soundtracks with a transfusion of Hitchcockian tension.
Each track is a physical bipolar swirl that starts with a slow, ominous build up before cacophonous tearing noises akin to a pack of wolves with chainsaws start tearing away inside the speakers. It does occasionally veer towards hokey jauntiness, but I could definitely see these guys performing the soundtrack to a Halloween showing of ‘Nosferatu’.