PRINCESS: Self-titled: CD

May 31, 2007

Their website claims that Princess “willfully pushes musical contradiction and confusion to its elegant limits,” and I can go along with that to a fair degree. It kinda reminds me of early Devo meeting hip-hop sensibility with some John Zorn thrown in for flavor. (Or, is that flava?) Those around me right now claim that its experimental nature gets annoying because they’re trying too hard to be clever, and at times that’s true. Intentional enjambment of at-odds musical stylings can be hit or miss; when this hits, I’m enraptured, and when it misses I go racing for the skip button.

 –Eric Carlson (Tony Chaos)