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Active from 1995 to 1997, Dizzyluna were an American avant-prog band from Austin, Texas. Dizzyluna were the spiritual successors to Wonder Whip, the prior project of guitarists Brad Tucker and Lisa Cameron, who were accompanied by former Whipmate Trevor Wallace on saxophone, bassist Scott Telles of ST 37 and My Education, and Telles' ST 37 comrade Cisco Gilliland on drums (all members provided vocals). The band name was a loving portmanteau of their influences: Can's 1974 track "Come Sta, La Luna" and American composer Vic Mizzy, best known for writing the themes to "The Addams Family" and "Green Acres".

The eccentric R.I.O.-inspired and sax-heavy outfit was described by Wallace as the "quirkiest thing going this side of Thinking Fellers Union Local 282," and only released a handful of tracks during their existence on an obscure compilation album. Many years later, at the behest of Telles, Dizzyluna's complete collected work was released in 2018 on a self-titled nineteen-track retrospective, issued jointly in limited editions by Blue Circle on cassette and Reverb Worship on CDR.

- Gordy, April 2023

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Dizzyluna RIO/Avant-Prog

Review by DamoXt7942
Forum & Site Admin Group Avant/Cross/Neo/Post Teams

4 stars Funny. Funky. And amazing.

They say DIZZYLUNA, founded in mid 1990s and disbanded a couple of years later, left no official creation whilst they were active but in 2018 their studio-based (partially live) material was compiled and released as their 'official' album veiled in a simple sleeve pic. Very curious what the mystery-shrouded short-lived project recorded, and this compilation could not betray my expectation. Using phrases we have already had a listen to before, launching laidback playings, laughing loudly with punkish explosions, or kicking our b**t with distorted guitar bullets and violent rhythmic phenotypes ... all are quite vivacious and full of jokey playfulness. In "Nanobotz" pranky vibes flooded with nostalgic moments and mischievous tips can be enjoyed massively. Such a mad melodic pattern shooting drastic energy into my inner mind. The opening of the following track "Hot Dog" is also laughable (Te-qui-la!) and crazy saxophones dance in ecstacy all over. What a kink.

Speaking of kink, "Alien landing strip" consists of hotchpotch sound bursts as mentioned above. Muddy avanty antipop melody sculptures and slowtempo skepticism (maybe) against peace and stability break our common sense away. "Liberace Goes West" reminds us of a kind of snitch via Ventures or old-fashioned electric guitar combos, especially in the guitar-oriented melodic streams. Wondering if "Sepultura" is a sort of homage for Sepultura ... we cannot feel any of Sepultura through the soundscape, except megaton-classed heaviness though. Yeah they play strongly only with their intention and it's also impressive. Twisted dissonant atmosphere in "Mizzyluna" is my favourite too. No idea what they thought whilst playing this song but what a charm without any suspicion. Seems like it comes to my mind they simply enjoyed playing it. "The Middle Class Is Shrinking" sounds like they would foresee the current situation full of difficulty, toughness. In the last song "Teach The Fish" symbolic musical progression blows our brain. There is nothing but incredible amusement.

Nevermind. Nevermind. Interesting really.

Thanks to gordy for the artist addition.

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