Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Blind Idiot God|
Genres: Alternative Rock, Special Interest, Pop, Rock
Michael Heminger | Pardeeville, WI | 12/22/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The third, and most defined, album from these midwest thrash-nerds (who later relocated to New York to rub elbows with big-city artsy types). Too lofty for metalheads, way too intense for black-clad artsy types, this stuff explores territory you have never heard anywhere else, my friend. "Thunderhead" has to be the most intense piece of work ever recorded, and still gives me chills at every listen. The recording on this disc is immaculate, and adds mystery to the variations in tone and volume on the dub tunes (they still love those things - check out "Death Hollow Canyon, Utah"). Still no vocals, still raw washes of metal shrouding a busy, bottom-heavy rhythm section. And, as usual, songs take on literal definitions of their titles ("Cloudcover", "Cold Start"). Even though my favorite B.I.G. songs appear on the first two lp's, this could still be called their quintessential work for its advanced sound."
Cyclotron: Five Years Later and Only Getting Better
lianas | St. Louis, MO United States | 09/25/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"My adoration of Blind Idiot God began when I was merely a tot. Their 1987 self-titled album provided me with a sound I had already been thirsting for. Sans the human voice, power guitar that played more with harmolodics and song structure than it did with macho(?) virtuoso breaks. Ted Epstein's drumming, whether intricate clockwork or jazzy improv, is exquisite music in itself. On this album the band often lets his rhythms punch through, exposed, giving some tracks a free jazz session spin to them. Andy Hawkins' guitar spans worlds yet unknown before listening to this album. I would think Cthulhu Mythos fans would really enjoy rocking out to Hawkins' enormous discs and planes of sound. I only wish that Gabriel Katz' bass came through more clearly. If you listen carefully you can appreciate the at-times weaving, at-times sustaining lines of 'grrr' and low fuzz he is flicking out to you. Cyclotron BELONGS in your CD collection."