THEMINDLESSSHOW: 10 Years of Epic Failures: CD

A self-described semi-discography courtesy of a band apparently hailing from Malaysia. The sonic base is emo-tinged melodic hardcore, but they make no bones about throwing in pretty much anything they can get their hands on—jazz, ska, backyard hardcore, pop punk, acoustic guitar, multi-part harmonies. While I can’t say what’s here tickles my own personal preferences, it’s an interesting ride nonetheless to hear the band grow from a series of disparate—yet highly creative—ideas to a sound that finally manages to marry a pastiche of influences into a coherent sound crammed in songs that sometimes last less than fifteen seconds. Not my bag, but I respect the effort they’ve clearly put into what they do.

 –jimmy (Pissart, facebook.com/pissart.recs)