Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Caspar Massaker Brotzmann|
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Rock
Like a ball of rusted barb-wire unravelling. Caspar's Best.
evenmoregeneric | Louisville, KY United States | 09/21/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"First off, this is NOT industrial. In any way. While it is gothic, and primal, and even sounds a little free-jazz (though it is tightly constructed, from what i understand), this is organic music produced by drums, bass, and guitar. The feeling of this whole album is undeniably dark, and somewhat psychadelic- Sometimes it almost feels like an excorcism and is certainly cathartic in nature. A few of the songs are a tad bit cliche in the use of their dynamics (ok, were gonna start out quiet, and i'm sort of gonna whisper and mumble, then we're gonna like rock out and i'm gonna scream), but nonetheless effective as anything i had heard when this came out. This is, i guess, music that sounds scary or disturibing to some people but there's no 'i am a vampyre'/dress-up goth conceit to this in anyway. this recording is, in my opinion, far and away the best thing caspar broztman had done up to this point, and probably the best thing he will ever do. He was at the height of bizarre guitar-based deconstruction that puts to shame all the 'pyrotechnic' dwiddling of the yngwies and joe satrianis of the world, partly because this is just not music that centers around a stylistic virtuoso. plus he's not the kind of guitarist you're gonna get off on if your interested in arguing the relative merits of myxolidian versus dorian modes. this is after all, a guy who was throwing bricks around last time i saw him play."
evenmoregeneric | 02/19/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Years ago I saw Casper Brotzmann's Massaker perform at a Jesus Lizard show, and I was utterly stunned at the depth and disparity their music communicates. Sounds of crystalline harmonics, out of tune frame work, primal drum beatings, ground shaking samples, vocal grumblings(in German of course) all dive into the foundation of music and bare the essence of sound. This band is a must listen to those who seek the ends of music. There is so much built into this music, and still it bares the soul of the human condition. To simply categorize this as "industrial" music would have many listeners simply pass it over. This work needs to be heard by anyone who is serious about the progression and capability of music."