Blue Worm Records
might be a better name for the CD. They're after that post-punk,
post-math sound, a genre marked by angular guitar lines and intricate
rhythms (for reference, see Cursive). Instead, they come off proggy,
like a noisy version of Yes. Songs like Track 2 (the listing is
askew, so don't ask me its name) evolve into a noise symphony and
screaming. For this Minneapolis trio to ever make it past the stereotype,
they'll need more distinctive melodies, which this doesn't have.
The singer scream-scats more than sings, probably because there's
no way to create a melody amidst the cacophony of confusion. Messy,
but not messy fun.
Posted Aug. 26, 2003.
Copyright © 2003 Tim McMahan. All rights reserved.
this Minneapolis trio to ever make it past the stereotype, they'll
need more distinctive melodies, which this doesn't have."