Mar 12, 2010

This one came in an envelope a bit bigger than 8 ½” x 11”, with photocopied sheet of paper adhered to the front side. On the paper is a pic of some familiar-looking Japanese monster with a blade at part of its head. Inside the envelope, which came sealed, are five more photocopied pieces of paper and a CD-R. One sheet is a track listing, one a lyric sheet, another a drawing of fish and a whale with something on its back under a grinning sun, yet another with another drawing (this time of a sickly tree or mushroom) with the band name on the top and text on the bottom (perhaps what the tree is saying), and lastly one that simply bears the handwritten text “You don’t get the joke?” No, I don’t. But I do get that this must have taken some effort, and for that I have esteem. The CD-R has about eleven and a half minutes of sound distributed among seven tracks. The music is sometimes fast paced and manic; at other times, it a little slower and a little creepy. Either way, it tends to leave me a little uneasy. I believe that is what it is supposed to do, and that is not necessarily a bad thing. It’s kinda art-tastic post-punk via early F.Y.P. It’s been a couple of months and several listens, yet I still don’t know exactly what to make of it; still, I continue to put it on. Curious stuff.

 –Vincent (Dingle, no address)