Praise for "Full Of Hooks":
"Boise, Idaho's The Finer Points Of Sadism (FPS) have released their latest work, "Full Of Hooks". Comprised of the husband and wife duo of Jacobb and Ashley Sackett, FPS makes dense, dark post-punk music that is highly unique. "Full of Hooks" is a massive album of eighteen tracks featuring a mournful vibe and foreboding textures. While not for everyone, FPS' music is sensual and intimate, challenging the listener to open up to the experience and then rewarding one with imaginative and distinct stylings". - Floorshime Zipper Boots music blog (floorshimezipperboots.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-finer-points-of-sadism-fps-full-of.html
"....mish-mash of wicked metallic noise/voice samplings, guitars being used in a variety of ways....Whichever of the type of styles you dig, there’s bound to be something there for the fan of experimental, dark, neo-goth, etc. on here." - Kent Manthie, The Independent Review music blog (kmanthie.wordpress.com/2012/08/29/more-from-the-finer-points-of-sadism/
About the album:
No samples, computers, iPads, or software was ever used on any of these FPS tracks. It was a challenge to have to mostly limit ourselves to the bare basics of any rock and roll element, drums, guitar, bass, etc. Making it hooky without losing the FPS sound in the process. Most importantly, this album is purposely more structured than any of it predecessors, and without regret. We strive to make all of our albums different, so that if you were to listen to them all at once, it would play this large array of different sounds, different atmospheres, always evolving and devolving.
This album was inspired by many different elements and music. The first and foremost was our own past as musicians, and some of the music we played some years ago. The concept of many tracks at short lengths was inspired by Pavement's "Wowie Zowie" album and the first 3 albums from Wire. The use of cut ups for lyrics was the result of readings of Burroughs, Genesis P. Orridge, and readings as well as documentary and concert footage of circa 1974 David Bowie. The guitar work was inspired by a lot of the music we were listening to at the time, including Captain Beefheart, Wire and the tremolo picking of Nick Zinner from circa "Fever To Tell" Yeah Yeah Yeahs. All the tracks have cut up lyrics, from a decade's worth of unreleased poems and songs written by both members of The Finer Points Of Sadism (F.P.S.).
released 20 July 2012
Recorded May - July 2012. Produced by FPS.
Jacobb T. Sackett - Vocals, Guitar, Synthesizer, Rhythms/Beats, FX.
Ashley Sackett - Bass, Synthesizer, Steel Guitar, FX.
Cover Art: John Facey (urcheonarts.tumblr.com