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THE SCREW-LOOSE ENTERTAINMENT

Disen Gage

 

Eclectic Prog

3.92 | 36 ratings

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Vibrationbaby
5 stars "Whether or not it is clear to you, the universe is unfolding as it should." - Anonymous

If not the most original this is definitely the most interesting experimental music that I have heard since Primus hit the scene in the early 90`s. It has the wackiness of the afore mentioned and the complexities and depth of King Crimson and after hearing these guys for the first time I simply couldn`t believe there were no keyboards! They get all the wierdness and kaos you could ask for out of two over driven guitars, a drum kit and a bass guitar with the occasional appearances of congas and a saxophone. One of the effective aspects of the twin guitars is that both guitarists, each with a different approach to their playing, are freed up to experiment with and develop each piece more freely due to the absence of vocals throughout 99% of the work.

Following an ambient intro on the first track, Solaris, accomplished by a mesh of guitar effects we ascend into some heavy rythm riffing over which we hear Frippish guitar screaming which leaves no doubt of the 80`s King Crimson influence which pretty much continues throughout the entire album. While the complexities, such as tight accented drumming, solid bass playing and bizarre yet sophisticated interaction between the two guitars, become more evident as the album moves on so do other influences.Tinges of Krautrock can be also be heard on Kategeriin, a track with great dynamics and rythmn which even features some tripped out vocals that remind me of early deranged Guru Guru voicings. Later on we also hear some effects that you would expect on a Neu! album blended in with latino stylings which is probably the most conventional track on the whole CD and is entitled unsuprisingly, Latino. And this one even gets wierd in places! Augenapfel tends to get a little funky and can sound like Canadian fusion band UZEB in parts while also having a very latino flavour.It also includes some fine flamenco-like guitar lines.The real gem on the album though, is the second track, Komar, with a very, spooky, almost frantic pulsating aura to it with a lot of freaked out Frippish guitar effects. The final track entitled Waltz is just that and conjures up images of a weird masquerade party with dancing manequins.

All comparisons aside, these guys use their influences very wisely and every track is a special witches brew. Despite all the influences , the ingredients on each track cleverly flow into one another and there are absolutely no grey areas, just suprises. They sound tight yet they have a certain freeness to their sound. The one word track titles also contribute to the wonderful strangeness of this ambitious musical accomplishment. Play LOUD!

Vibrationbaby | 5/5 |

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