I just discovered Marc Maron’s WTFpodcast, and have been bingeing appropriately in an effort to get caught up on the man’s Proustian prolifism. His podcast with Thom Yorke from Radiohead had a point that’s stuck in my head since I heard it: Yorke talks about how each bit of Can’s Tago Mago makes sense a few seconds after it happens. This Spirit Of Danger release is the same way: as the thick, largely midtempo riffage provides a backdrop for snotty/affected British accent vocals, I think it’s competent. But afterwards, the songs get stuck in my head, so they’re doing something right, right? I can’t pin down what it is, exactly, but the answer is yes.
–Michael T. Fournier (SPIRIT OF DANGER)