three Durant brothers from Atlanta use guitars, bass, drums and
a Moog to create experimental-rock instrumentals. Song structures
and use of the moog are overtly simplistic. At times the moog (or
micromoog) resembles the soundtrack to '80s Williams video games
(Defender, Joust, etc.) -- a good thing if I was actually playing
Defender or Joust.
the longest song on the CD, sounds like Mark Mothersbaugh incidental
music for use in a "Rugrats" cartoon before it changes
gears into a pseudo Triumph or Rush track. Vocals (barely used)
are spare and unintelligible, mostly whining or shrieking. Other
tracks have a '70s prog-band sound on the lines of Kansas or Jethro
Tull and are gratingly repetitive, consisting of one counter-melody
after another without a central focal point. Some of the guitar
effects are nice, though with songs mostly in the 2-minute range,
there's no room to stretch out.
Posted Dec. 6,
2002. Copyright © 2002 Tim McMahan. All rights reserved.
repetitive, consisting of one counter-melody after another without
a central focal point."