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The Residents



3.96 | 114 ratings

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1 stars There's supposed to be some vague, bizarre concept to Not Available, but sometimes, a "concept" is really just nonsense called a concept. The vocals are nauseating- probably the point, but honestly it seems like some young guys made slow and ponderous, but generally decent music and then got stoned, at which point they broke out the microphones and various effects and just went nuts. This is South Park prog on barbiturates.

"Edweena" Dark kettle drums and a quasi-orchestral theme begin this strange album. Warped vocal disharmonies set in, making it a painstaking and uncomfortably gradual piece.

"The Making of a Soul" If witchcraft had a sound, it would sound like this. Repetitive drums chant as chanters join them, all as an enchanting tone wails through it all. The spoken-word vocal is high-pitched. Just add whistling S sounds and that's Herbert the Pervert.

"Ship's A'going Down" After a grand opening, the piece disintegrates into more eccentric vocal gobbledygook, full of funny voices and odd characterizations. Honestly, this is horrible.

"Never Known Questions" More decent music marred by dreadful vocals makes up this outlandish track.

"Epilogue" Probably the best and most melodic part of the album, but it is still just dreary drivel.

Epignosis | 1/5 |


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