HUMAN EYE, THE: Self-titled: CD

I don’t even fucking know what this is. At least one Clone Defect is in this band, and it sort of sounds like there’s a backbone made up of that really art-damaged garage stuff that’s been making the rounds (Clone Defects, Lost Sounds, Functional Blackouts), but it’s so completely off the deep end that I don’t even know what to say. And I grew up with stuff like the Butthole Surfers and the Cows, so for me to be this stunned by noise is really saying something. At times, like “Age,” they do some cool shit, but for the most part, this doesn’t have enough hooks to appeal to most people and it doesn’t have enough parts where somebody yells out, “cunt cunt cunt cunt cunt,” to appeal to a Butthole Surfers fan. Probably a great record to put on and clear out a crowded room, though.

 –josh (In the Red)