Bill Shatnerrr – You put the Round Burger on the Square Wonderbread cd-r
You've really got to be into the dissonant hardcore sound to appreciate what Bill Shatnerrr is cranking out; “spastic” is an understatement. The crazy break-downs and tumultuous blastbeats aren't anything new or earthshaking, but the boys are good at what they do.
Collapsed Arc – In Confidence c20
The long and the short of it is that In Confidence will melt your mind. A collection of short, looped samples, it's pandemonium at it's finest. I especially dug the glitchy drum machine tracks and the pieces that were vocalization heavy. If 'experimental music' has started to bore you, Collapsed Arc is the cure.
Manners – Look Into Look Unto ep
Playing quiet, folk music with a slight psychedelic undertone, Manners is the sort of band you really have to be in the right mood for. The acoustic guitar, whispered lead vocals, sparse percussion, ghostly female backup vocals, occasional violin; it leaves you with a feeling of desolation. Look Into Look Unto isn't going to see daily play on my phonograph, but when I'm in a certain state of mind, it'll be on there for a while.
Syrinx – Detach cd-r
Syrinx manages to skillfully walk the line between mechanized drone and harsh ambient, producing some impressive work. There's something sinister about Detach, especially when the flutes make an appearance. Recommended.
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Wisdom Tooth – Baby Neptune c42
This is ridiculously incredible. A pop band with lots of garage and folk sensibilities, Wisdom Tooth leaves you scratching your head and giggling at the same time. I don't know what Wisdom Tooth is doing, but they're doing it right. You should probably check this out