DEWAERE: Slot Logic: LP

Definitely a head-scratcher, this one. A crazed outing from this French band, almost Ministry-esque music that’s riff-heavy and dense and very well-produced, fronted by what sounds like either Gibby Haynes or Mike Patton doing his best work at running a game show or a pledge drive. Weird, challenging, confident, and hard to latch on to, like if a rock band was commissioned to write circus music. Sounds like they’re having a blast, whatever the hell it is they’re doing. –Keith Rosson (Dewaere)