Über The Creatures
The Creatures, composed of Siouxsie Sioux and Budgie (the vocalist and percussionist of Siouxsie and the Banshees), create an incredible display of vocal and rhythmic acrobatics. Their first record apart from the Banshees was the 1981 Wild Things EP, a raw recording of frantic tribal drums, mallet instruments and Sioux's unmistakable voice. She easily carries the melodic burden, gliding from seductive coos to ferocious growls to near-operatic wails. The Creature's sounds are extraordinarily sensuous, perfectly matching their physical presence. Like audio erotica, Budgie's rhythms follow a deeply human, libidinal pace as Sioux's vocals drip like condensation off an orchid's petal. Over the last two decades, they've also incorporated increasingly wider instrumentation. In the late '90s their output was explosive, creating albums and dance tracks without cessation.