Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Old Time Relijun|
Uterus & Fire
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
This debut is primordial rock: swampy, primitive, and totally organic. Arrington de Dionyso howls with the fervor of a preacher's son gone astray, like someone all guttural and ancient (Captain Beefheart, say, or Jad Fair... more »
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This debut is primordial rock: swampy, primitive, and totally organic. Arrington de Dionyso howls with the fervor of a preacher's son gone astray, like someone all guttural and ancient (Captain Beefheart, say, or Jad Fair). Aaron Hartman (also of Olympia, Washington's analog drum & bass act ICU) slaps his bass in a righteous frenzy, while sticksman Phil Elvrum pounds as if Satan is at his heels. Want songs? They got songs! "Giant Boat" is like Beat Happening gone wild. "Khomuz" throws in a jew's-harp which sounds uncannily like a didgeridoo. The strained vocalizing on "Office Building," meanwhile, would put even Nick Cave to shame. And "Telephone Call" revives fond memories of Pere Ubu's early Rough Trade singles. Jeez, Louise! These men are deranged. --Everett True
Calamity? Yes. Absurd? Definitely. Joyously Entertaining? YA
James Searle | Bellevue | 07/11/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The creation that is Old Time Relijun is, at best, unorganized noise-rock. But for being that, it is a beautifully crafted Mona Lisa of music. Never before have I heard a twangy guitar, a drumset that plays like the apocalypse, and a muddy bass bring so much unhindered calamity to my ears, and so much embarrassing laughter to my self. This album, for all of it's rants and raves about dinosaur claws and bloody feet, is truly a work to be loved; for comic relief, for pure enjoyment, for some modest confusion. I'd never buy a CD like this for the music, but rather for the feeling the music bestows on the listener. A true diamond, in the albeit mightily dirty rough. A must have for a person with a sense of humor and good music, as well as awful sound."
Get yer stompin' shoes on!
firstname.lastname@example.org | suburbia | 08/02/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This CD sounds like a pack of rabid dogs and a raving junkie running around a bad neighborhod kicking trash cans. I mean that in a good way. If you are sick of the muddy dreck that goes around calling itself indie rock these days, buy this CD immediatly. Disonant but oddly inspired, this is music you might even think about as you lurch and stomp across the dance floor like a Pentacostal lapsing into paganism. Overall, an excellent album. Don't stray too far away from your "skip" button on this one, however, because a few tracks require a very particular sensability."
Better than you
Jason M Cooley | Burlington, VT United States | 04/21/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"just buy this record, stupid. Remember when Andy Gill was cool?"