Indie / Rock // By Doug / 23 October, 2006
Oh no, a band that does not receive the ‘gypsy’ tag for once! Never fear, this music makes up for its lack of accordions through interesting syncopation and strange, strange lyrics. They do seem to have an indie bent to them, but to leave them labeled as such would be an outrage. Their sound alternates between sparse and complex, with the odd outburst to make sure you don’t get too comfortable.
I would start with Burkina Faso and Lordosis to get their idea down, but ideally you should listen to them all. Exhaust almost sounds like it will actually be mellow, before breaking down into some kind of desperate crescendo, and Stalling features an almost-falsetto chorus. Something for everyone, fun for the whole family; that sort of deal, except not really. You may just hate it.
As a side note, I just read a review of the band that mentioned it being both “sparse” and “complex” in the same sentence, and I want to make it clear that I typed the preceding paragraphs before reading that, and am now vaguely creeped out.
From Beast of Reflection
Burkina Faso, Kung Fu – (MP3, 3.9 MB)
Stalling – (MP3, 3.8 MB)
Exhaust – (MP3, 6.8 MB)
From 3 Songs
Actions of a Ruminant – (MP3, 5.9 MB)
Lordosis – (MP3, 5.8 MB)
Drosophilia – (MP3, 6.2 MB)