BRAZEN HUSSIES : self-titled: CD-R EP

I unexpectedly received this homemade musically diverse disc in the mail today from many miles across the vast, tempestuous Atlantic Ocean (from London of England, to be exact!). So I hurriedly rushed home and excitedly plopped this auditory delight into my CD changer. Boy, were my ears pleasantly surprised by the sheer varying magnitude of the mentally deranged sounds the Brazen Hussies spastically spew forth! The first and last songs sound like a mellow, laid-back cross-pollination of the wry sonic commentary of The Kinks during the late ‘60s and the crazed, psychotic acoustic ramblings of “Madcap Laughs”-era Syd Barrett. The remaining three tracks are loopy, funky, trippy, psychedelic, experimental, and undeniably British with a grungy scattering of Black Sabbath-style riffage tossed into the mix. And throughout it all, I definitely detect hardy hints of The Pixies, Nine Inch Nails, Butthole Surfers, and Joan Of Arc vivaciously blended with a circus-like swirl of old-time dance-hall liveliness and ‘70s-style blaxploitation soul-sister choral harmonies. Hell yeh, this is one of the most eclectic and intriguing aural treats that’s ever salaciously serviced my ears. –Roger Moser, Jr.

 –guest (Brazen Hussies)