OSCARS, THE: Techno Primitivo: CD

Jun 29, 2007

I can’t figure out these guys, but I suspect that they may still be engaged in the same process. There are a lot of different sounds on this one. Some of it sounds like early Invisible Men records—very raw, very sloppy, and very fun, like wreck your parents’ rec room with a barrel of beer and thirty of your closest friends. Other songs have a bit more refinement to them (if such a word can be appropriately applied), and then there are tunes that seems to be pointless experimentation with a keyboard and a tambourine. There’s too much ridiculous crap on this. If this were cut down to the ten or eleven best tunes, it would achieve a consistent level of fun, trashy rock’n’roll, but right now the skip button gets used too much.

 –Eric Carlson (Bootleg)