Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Caspar Massaker Brotzmann|
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Rock
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(5 out of 5 stars)
"I heard Caspar open up for a Helmet Show about 4 years ago and I've never been the same since. This music goes right to the core of the soul and produces an amazing reaction within one's self. It's not "industrial" or "alternative" or any other label that could be assigned to it. All that I can say is that it is a sound that reacts and affects the base and primitive instincts within all of us. The swirling, chaotic storm that is Caspar's guitar playing hypnotizes the listner. The drums and bass work provide a rythmic repetition to keep everything grounded. This is the music of the soul. The drums and bass are the heartbeat, and Caspar's guitar is the chaotic sub/unconcious. I recommend this album to everybody who is searching for something more from music."
Living spirit of metal machine music
Herr Frog | Washington DC area | 10/14/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Caspar Brotzman Massaker will delight a small segment of the listener population out there, and the rest will be left cold. If you like Einsturzende Neubauten, Big Black, or Sonic Youth, you are likely to enjoy this.
My most amusing way of explaining this Massakar album is as a soundtrack to a woolly mammoth hunt, and the bloody festivities 'round the fire thereafter. So for those of us who have no interest in stalking and killing large beasts using primitive weapons, this may not be a good album. I guess it says something about me that it has been one of my favorites since I bought it in about '95.
I wrote this review some weeks ago, and want to add the caveat that so far, I haven't enjoyed any other Caspar Brotzman album near as much as this one. That doesn't diminish my pleasure in this one, but none of the others seem to cohere as complete works like "Home." I still give it the same rating, and just observe that it's sometimes like that in the arts. I think something really worked in this album. I have purchased all his CDs however, and I'll review them as I listen."