Friday, April 22, 2016
The Single Life - 7 Inches of Fun: featuring Disastroid and King Buffalo
Hard to break this one down to simple words, catchy phrases and slogans. Disastroid just can't make it that easy. But with two frenetic cuts of amped up, funked up, fuzzed out math punk -- or such -- Disastroid certainly do make it fun. Both songs are bursts of frantic time changes, thumping bass, wicked riffing and just a hint of madness. Ok, more than a hint. Imagine the Melvins in a barfight with Primus while someone in the back is smoking weed and blasting Fu Manchu and you'll get the feeling. Worth exploring, as is their back catalog of 3 albums.
If you know the mind-numbing psychedelia of King Buffalo, then you know what's in store. Amazing melodies, heavy riffs that massage the brain rather than pummel it. Dextrous playing and above all else . . . damn good songs! These are the first two tracks from King Buffalo's demo put on a Clear Flexi 7" Vinyl. These tracks were Remastered for vinyl and sound killer.
For those new to Flexi, FLEXI is a phonograph record made of a thin, flexible vinyl sheet with a molded-in spiral stylus groove, and is designed to be playable on a normal phonograph turntable. Track one IN DIM LIGHT / Track two POCKET FULL OF KNIFE.
Yes, it seems strange putting your needle down onto a piece of plastic, but keep an open mind and let the music pour out. And when you consider that this is the only way to get these cuts on vinyl it should make it all easy for you. Perfect psychedelia, perfectly done. Shades of Dead Meadown, Pink Floyd and other goodness. Don't let the format fool you, this is one slice of "vinyl" that's worth getting. -- Racer