I buy demented, bluesy, squawky-harmonica bashing records from time to time, and, generally, I tend to enjoy them the first couple times I play them, then rarely spin them ever again. With the one-man-though-likely-not-all-recorded-at-once skronky majesty of King Automatic, these songs sound like demi-classics of the subgenre that one already knows and loves after the second or third time around, and I can’t figure out if that’s a good thing, or it just means that I’ll be sick of and done with the record that much sooner. OH, THE PAIN OF UNCERTAINTY!!! BEST SONG: “Artschool Girl” BEST SONG TITLE: “I Walk My Murderous Intentions Home” FANTASTIC AMAZING TRIVIA FACT: He’ll give you space cake, you cunt.
–norb (Voodoo Rhythm)