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Sang Phat Editor
U.S. Maple
Sang Phat Editor
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
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All Artists: U.S. Maple
Title: Sang Phat Editor
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Skin Graft Records
Original Release Date: 7/1/1997
Re-Release Date: 7/8/1997
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Style: Indie & Lo-Fi
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 036172604425, 647216604426, 0361726044243, 723721072711, 036172604424

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Adam Trunoske | Mount Clemens, MI United States | 02/06/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Listen to this. Like, I just dont know how else to put it. Every album put out by US Maple is just absolutely phenomenal. I first heard them 2 years ago (Acre Thrills) and I wasnt all about it. Its a grower band, for people who want a challenge for their ears, and also for arrogant people, one or the other, or both. I recommend all of their albums: Long Hair In Three Stages (produced by legendary Jim O' Rourke), obviously Sang Phat Editor, Talker, Acre Thrills, and Purple on Time.

If youve never heard US Maple, Als vocals sound like hes having an asthma attack, the guitars and drums will carry a consistent beat for moments, giving you the idea that the songs will be consistent, but then the drums just break down and get completely random, the guitars are insane (one is detuned severely and sounds like a bass, they have no bass player, just 2 guitarists), the tracks stop and go, bursting and collapsing with complete certainty. These tracks are composed amazingly well. You may not like them at first, they are a challenging band, but well worth giving a try!

Be sure to listen to Alan Johnsons other band, Shorty. Same vocals, more composed, just as awesome.

And! If youre really into US Maple, be on the lookout for Long Hair In Three stages on vinyl. The album covers were hand made out of aluminum sheet metal by the band, only 1000 made, and they fetch absurd prices (ive seen one sell for $203)."
Guitarshardthudzipbang w/ ultra eww vox!
Adam Trunoske | 02/22/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"this record only becomes terrifyingly incredible once you realize that they do in fact know EXACTLY what they're doing; they reportedly replicate this stuff live too... *shiver*"
Ugly, Chaotic, Brilliant
Justin Baumgartner | 07/27/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"To say that U.S. Maple grows on you is a devastating understatement. It's almost certain that you will NOT like them the first time you hear them. I didn't. Even listening to "out there" stuff like Trout Mask Replica and Twin Infinitives did nothing to prepare me for the music on this CD. But this album is incredibly addictive. I always found myself going back and listening to it again and again, hearing new exciting things I never heard before. Yes U.S. Maple "rocks", but not in any conventional sense. What this band does to conventional rock music is not unlike decontructing a puzzle and putting the pieces back together in a completely different way. There has been no band like this before or since. I can honestly say that this is one of my personal favorites. This is recommended if you are looking for something completely different in indie rock land. But just don't listen to it once."