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PERHAPS CONTRAPTION

RIO/Avant-Prog • United Kingdom


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UK act PERHAPS CONTRAPTION have been around in one form or another since early 2004, and is lead by a musicians that goes by the artistic handle of Squire Squier (vocals, guitars, flute, clarinet). Other members seem to come and go a bit from what the various sources indicate, but apparently Dildo Window (percussion, kazoo, vocals, glockenspiel) and Pimmy Mayfair (bass, vocals) are also permanently involved. Other members involved in one way or another are Susie Showers (ukulele), Jack Attack (guitars), David O'Conner (sax), Pocket Viking (performance), wah-wah-pedal (bassoon, recorder), Gideon Brazil (sax, flute) and Pete (sax). And, as stated by the band with a certain tongue in cheek attitude, an audience at times.

Besides a certain fleeting relationship to permanent band members, where the band's attitude is to adapt performing members to the circumstances, it may be noted that they also subscribe to the Rock In Opposition philosophy, aiming to construct, perform and release the music the record companies don't want you to hear

Perhaps Contraption made their debut as recording artists on April 1st 2010, when they self released the CD Sludge & Tripe.

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3.14 | 3 ratings
Sludge and Tripe
2010
4.00 | 1 ratings
Business
2011
5.00 | 1 ratings
Listening Bones
2012

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The Mobile Device -Demos
2011
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The National Anthem
2012

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3.14 | 3 ratings

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Review by Windhawk
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3 stars Sludge & Tripe is the debut album by this UK band, an outfit experimental in attitude and adhering to the principles of the Rock In Opposition movement. And most likely dadaism as well.

In the 16 tracks presented we're taken on a wild musical ride, where folk, punk and jazz is at the core of the proceedings, and where whacky funk Les Claypool style and indie/post rock flavours are used to good effect for additional seasoning.

The compositions tends to have an emphasis on stark contrasts, with bombastic and often dramatic effects. Frenzied free-jazz inspired noisescapes as brief inserts in pastoral folk-inspired motifs, brutal punk and funk inspired themes explored side by side with mellow jazz tinged moods, unusual vocals for regular instrumentation and vice versa. The subtle approach isn't one you'll encounter too often in this excursion.

It's also a highly challenging disc, and clocking in at just over an hour most likely an exhaustive one as well for those unaccustomed to music of a more experimental nature. Those who tends to appreciate this genre should find this ride interesting though, and in particular if they aren't alien to a certain degree of pomposity.

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