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4 stars A funny funky lovely outfit we must love, their name is NI.

Obviously reminds me a rough rumbling sound tough like Primus or Cardiacs (less pop though). Aggressive. Brutal. Crazy. Delightful. Enjoyable. And a bit disorderly through their sound structure. But every single musical space launched by NI is great indeed. They squeeze sound gems and garbage both again and again from the beginning till the end. Such a violent attack can give us a huge comfort. Cannot help melting completely, via their terrific heaviness and speedy bullet launcher named "Non".

Anyway, what's "Carl Lewis"? A super runner or not? Cannot imagine Carl's cheetah-y speed killa but his eccentric skip or rolling like a stone or hopping on one foot. Even heavy riffs surprise us and make us smile. Yes their play is pleasure itself, even if which title they'd chosen and how heavy they'd played. The same touch can be felt in the following track "Marquage Culotte" or "El Gringo", flooded with post-punk-ish heaviness and quirky voices, and fantastically jazzy percussive knocking dances. Cannot dance to their songs that have ugly (sorry) rhythmic structure, but may shake ourselves without any intention.

30 minutes should be given for their EP, filled with post-punk / aggressive avantgarde explosion. Anyway, the last track "Grand Barbier" is a horror seasoned with symphonic horrible aura and funky phrase / voices "We are the knights who say NI!", and dramatic cool "Red" Crimson-ish post rock. Listen and laugh to one of their masterpieces.

DamoXt7942 | 4/5 |


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