SLOWMOTIONS, THE: Operation Anagram: 7”

Sep 23, 2011

Co-released with 540 Records out of Texas by the man who brings underground music fans the ultimate punk festival, Chaos In Tejas. This record was released to accompany their appearance at the festival this year and quick west coast tour. I was really bummed that I missed the band’s L.A. appearance due to my show-going hiatus. Heard their performance was fantastic and from hearing their two new songs, it makes me even more remorseful. ‘70s mid-tempo, driven, melodic punk rock that is pogo-worthy, yet has grit. The music is also textured and layered with off-beat tones that give the songs a gloomy atmosphere that conjures the sound of early Killing Joke. I love the really clean guitar tone that was captured here, giving it a historic sound that is rarely achieved in the Protools computer recordings of today. Also, the dual vocal attack drives home the songs. Absolutely hooked on the first listen. It has gotten a long stay on the turntable. The only let down is the title track skips at the very end of the song on my copy. Comes on green clear vinyl for the nerds out there. Reminds me that I need to seek out more of their titles that I don’t own.

 –don (HG Fact,