NOODLE MUFFIN: Karmic Bitchslap: CD

The synths and the general “rock” feel of this won’t exactly scream “PUNK!” to those whom that word is synonymous only with a certain set of predetermined and preapproved musical templates and value systems, but there is a clear influence in the anarchic way these cats gleefully bounce from one musical subgenre to another in a way that comes off as part reverent, part creative ribbing, often danceable, and completely demented. This is the third release I believe I’ve come across by them in the past twelve years, and it’s nice to see they’re still flying their freak flag with pride, considerably lighter on the politics this time ‘round, but no less unique in their vision.

 –jimmy (Fyoog State)