Various Artists / Maserati/Cinemechanica
Album: Maserati/Cinemechanica   Collection:General
Artist:Various Artists   Added:Dec 2004
Label:Hello Sir Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2005-02-13 Pull Date: 2005-04-17
Week Ending: Mar 20 Mar 13 Mar 6 Feb 27 Feb 20
Airplays: 3 2 3 2 2

Recent Airplay
1. Nov 29, 2011: Orangeasm All-Stars Special
Asymetrical Threats
4. Mar 17, 2005: Baptism of Captain Dee
Asymetrical Threats
2. May 21, 2008: nag champa orangeasm
The Professor Burns Vegas
5. Mar 17, 2005: Strange Attractor
See Carolina's Fastest Trees
3. Apr 17, 2005: The Ox and the Hammer Show
The Professor Burns Vegas
6. Mar 14, 2005: the ox and the hammer show
This Graceless Planet

Album Review
Captain Dee
Reviewed 2005-02-21
Three-way split EP between the three bands listed above. Each band gets two tracks. The styles are all quite different.

Maserati (from Athens, GA) has been one of my favorite post-rock bands for a while now, ever since I discovered their excellent split EP “Confines of Heat.” They aren’t quite “in-your-face,” but they definitely rock out harder than the post-rock stereotype. Think a mixture of Tortoise, Mercury Program, and Tarentel.

I don’t know anything about the other two bands, so check out my track-by-tracks. Cinemechanica is math-rock-ish and We Versus The Shark is punk-ish(?).

Favorites: Track 3 is just sick! Track 1 & 2 are great if you’re into post-rock.

- Captain Dee, Jan. 2005

*1. Sigur Ros-ish intro, then infectious melody floats over head-nodding drum beat. Additional, edgier guitars provide a dramatic backdrop that intensifies until the end. (NOTE: Don’t confuse this with Maserati’s older song “Wires Were Towers.”) (5:49)
*2. More tight drumming (almost “tribal” at times) and rolling guitar goodness. Pretty energetic and upbeat as “post-rock” usually goes. (5:52)

**3. Impassioned melodies, lots of tempo changes. Kind of irregular and math-rock-ish at the beginning. Absolutely killer breakdown starting at 1:30. Man, you gotta love those violent chord repetition. Sick! (3:23)
4. Fast-paced, heated. Sporadic, violent guitar hits. More cool tempo changes. Muddled vocals seem relatively punk-ish. (2:31)

5. Starts with painful high-pitched warble and scattered drums. Discordant, chaotic vibe. Punk-y female vocals and angry muffled male vocals. (4:14)
6. Strong drum beat, panicked male vocals. Oscillates between periods of quiet-ish guitar and loud devilish rock.

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1. Maserati Towers Were Wires
2. Maserati Asymetrical Threats
3. Cinemechanica The Professor Burns Vegas
4. Cinemechanica I'm Tired of Paul Mccartney
5. We Versus the Shark See Carolina's Fastest Trees
6. We Versus the Shark This Graceless Planet