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Lard Free - Vol. III [Aka: Spirale Malax] CD (album) cover


Lard Free



3.90 | 40 ratings

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4 stars This is Drummer / keyboardist Gilbert Artman's last outing as the awfully monikered 'Lard Free'. Surely one of the worst named bands of all time?

Comparisons with Heldon are inevitable, and rightly so as they've both played in each others bands. Sometimes sounding a bit repetitive but ultimately leading to a tranced out feeling of stupor, it's very easy to get caught up in this weirdness. I'm sure most folk would find this too cold to listen to. It's almost as if it was composed by androids. 'Spirale Malax' has an excellent use of stereo and the treated guitars sound great too. ARP's and EMS's are used throughout and there's lots of backward rotating drums and echoes.

It's not going to win any prizes, but it's an excellent experiment in electronics.

Mr Artman would later go on to form the even stranger 'Urban Sax' - An orchestra of between 25 -50 people who played saxophone. Now that really was a head scrambler!

Dobermensch | 4/5 |


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