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3 stars This is an album full of highly enjoyable, weird music. A studio album from a band as heavily improvisational as Oysterhead, however, is sort of disappointing, it seems to me that it would have been much better as a live album. But that argument aside, there are some brilliant moments on this record! The overall sound is pretty much exactly what one would expect coming from these collaborators. Certain songs tend to be more "phishy" whereas others are more "primusy". Les Claypool brings to the mix his normal, crazy cartoonish self, along with, of course, some fabulous improvisational bass work. What's really different about this record from Les's other works is Anastasio's contributions, which tend to make the songs catchier and more melodic, as opposed to the jerky rhythms of primus. It's hard to guarantee that anyone will like this album, because while it is sort of like primus and sort of like phish, it is also completely different from both, and may not appeal to some fans of either band, or may appeal to people who are fans of neither! The Moral of the Story: check it out if you like your music on the weirder side of art-rock.
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