CHINESE BURNS: Calculator : 7”

Sep 05, 2012

“Calculator” is three-plus minutes of repetitive genius, milking its two chords for all their worth on top of a bubbling rhythm section. “Oh How I Struggle” continues along the in the same minimalist mode, albeit with a more propulsive beat, until they decide to drop a third chord in around the minute-twenty mark. “Kiss Fist” is easily the most “traditional” punk of the lot, a roaring bit of work with a soaring delivery and a more standard structure. The closer, “Steal Your Prayers,” reverts back into minimalism, with a (mostly) two-chord riff a la the Heartbreakers’ “I Wanna Be Loved by You,” being sure to put much emphasis on the stomp.

 –jimmy (Windian)

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