Hardcore Geek Music. And when I say 'hardcore', I mean hard-core,
not the "hardcore" music genre. Seriously, is there
anyone higher on the band-geek scale than a percussionist? (It
sounds too cool if you say "drummer") This album is
the percussionist's delight: chock-full of timing changes, layered
rhythms, starts and stops, etc. It is primarily a percussion album
with a variety of backing vocals (sort of), found noises, keyboards,
some guitars and bass lines. But make no mistake: it is the beat
that drives this album. I've heard a fair bit of experimental,
math, ambient, etc. music since I've been with Hybrid, and most
of it ranges between artistically vapid and unlistenable to artistically
significant but often with flawed senses of palatability. RaYDONcoNG2005
has a fair bit of artistic merit, but their ability to create
entertaining music sets them apart from the typical art-band paradigm.
Complex, complementary, and multi-faceted; this is the sort of
music for people who thrive on analysis, or finding the hidden
meaning in everything. Even the name of the album sounds suspiciously
like the daughter of Tommy Chong, Rae Dawn Chong.
The back of the album cover contains some type of encrypted message
or an encoded file, and the people thanked have many l337-sounding
names. So, if the only sun you get comes from the glow of your
CRT, this may be the album for you.
Surprisingly, the rest of the fold should be surprised by its
rock-sensibility, particularly those who appreciated early-80's
2. THE rRABBITT
4. The STUBBORN HORSE
8. HOT LAVA
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10. BISMOC UX
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