DAMEZUMARI / FIRE TEAM CHARLIE: Split 12”

Kinda crusty at times, kinda alternatively art-rock-ish at times; an interesting sound, I suppose, but nothing on this really flipped the bop switch (this applies to both bands). It more or less functioned as background music while I was reading a book. Understand, it’s not that I think that this is a bad record. Rather, if this were a car, it would be one with a transmission that won’t let me get past second gear. But, at the same time, it’s one that I’ll keep around because someday the engine may spring to life when I least expect it.

 –Eric Carlson (Magister Ludi, www.damezumari.com, www.myspace.com/fireteamcharlie)