I picked this CD up because I knew it had John Geek of Fleshies doing vocals. I had no idea what it was going to sound like and was really surprised to discover how similar it was to Fleshies. I guess the problem with having as much style as John Geek is when you try to do something else, your voice is extremely recognizable and hard to separate from other projects. Triclops!’s songs don’t sound completely like Fleshies’: they’re a lot longer, they have some pretty sweet noise effects going on, and they’re less, I don’t know…what do you call it? Punk? One song is partially sung in neo-Melanesian Creole, which appears to be a language spoken in New Guinea, and another song is about the Salton Sea, so that’s pretty cool. If you’re a fan of Fleshies and are curious as to what they would sound like if they were a little more “out there,” then pick this up.
–Daryl Gussin (Sickroom)