Sister Machine Gun: Decades in the Making
TastyBabySyndrome | "Daddy Dagon's Daycare" - Proud Sponsor of the Lit | 02/10/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Sister Machine Gun's coodinator/frontman Chris Randall's prolific nature shows within the depths of the albums he manufactures and the metamorphic hands these release all seem to be imprinted by. Sure they all bear a semblance to one another because of Randall's signature vocals, but the band's ability to shed genres as he continues forward in the realm of electronic discovery is quite unique. This attributes to some of the unique auras that are hard to pinpoint with classifications and that sometimes change within even a few tracks of one another. This is clearly evident within this portion of the evolution of the band when compared somewhat with the 6.0 release that came before it and definitely when looked at with the 6.6 release that is now out. Strangely, its just as prevalent there as it is when someone goes back and takes a look at the wonders they've produced in the past. Its actually quite an amazing thing when one listens from beginning to the current resting place Sister Machine Gun is at, too, because the cycle and the things to come will have to be great.In the midst of all the albums, there are the EPs that clearly have earned their own place beneath the spotlights of much deserved acclaim. This is because they are more than the simplistic releases that contain remix after remix, giving you just as many original tracks as they muster in the revised department. Take this, Sister Machine Gun:6.5 The Desert Companion, and putting it into the limelight of examples shows someone just that. Besides the remix of "loser (california fuzzbox mix)," a song that is a sociopolitical rap rant that is perhaps one of Randall's finest accomplishments, all the other songs are new works. These stay fairly true to the feel of 6.0 in most places, with some being only musical inceptions (Desert), others professing what youth and loving it might do to one in the most entertainingly funny of fashions (End of Me), while others are questions posed in an electronic rap/industrial methodology (What About Me), and the rest range in taste sensations that make the experience one that is quite worthy of any listener's attention.I've noticed that the newest release, 6.6, has been heralded as a 7th album here, but this isn't including other albums such as the Transient 5.2 release that many fans unfortunately missed and that should track it down if they haven't been privy to it. In fact, this album and all the other Sister Machine Gun albums are well worth the time and loving adoration that should be professed to good works at least weekly, making them highly worth the propaganda I'm now spreading. Suffer not the injustices of second-guessing and purchase them all!"