Brigman, George And Split / I Can Hear The Ants Dance
Album: I Can Hear The Ants Dance   Collection:General
Artist:Brigman, George And Split   Added:Jan 2006
Label:Bona Fide  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2006-04-16 Pull Date: 2006-06-18
Week Ending: Jun 4 Apr 30 Apr 23
Airplays: 1 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. May 30, 2006: lick my moody guitar
Part Time Lover
3. Apr 20, 2006: Baptism Of Bloodstains
Symphony In Effigy
2. Apr 25, 2006: Lick My Moody Guitar
Animal Dope
4. Apr 19, 2006: Brownian Motion
I Can Hear The Ants Dancin'

Album Review
Reviewed 2006-04-04
Now on CD (we have an earlier 12’’ release). This is the second, more mature, album of George Brigman’s heavy distorted psych-Rock from ‘77. A bit more relaxed (at least some songs), less angry/depressed than his debut album (jungle rot) that was recorded when he was 18. Some tracks are instrumental, others are sung by Brigman.

1. Mid-tempo. Bass, rhythm guitar and singing.
2. Bluesy bass opening, a relaxed piece with a nice wandering guitar. ~6 dead seconds at the end.
3. Heavy, fast, distorted guitars. More like jungle rot. A good example of Brigman’s music.
4. Good fast solo guitar opening for a good Rock song.
5. Instrumental Fast guitar and drums, with fast chord changes.
*6. Instrumental. Heavy distorted guitars. Good energetic noisy 2nd half.
7. Instrumental. Funky fast piece. Less distorted.
*8. Instrumental. Funky bass and fast drums with a droning electric guitar.
*9. Instrumental. Fast, great bass (maybe a later inspiration for Beck) and droning guitars joining later.
10. Bluesy distorted guitar with solo guitar modulation and singing.
11. Instrumental. Mid-tempo, calmer song.
12. Almost a white-noise opening with distorted guitars. Slow two-thirds-through to some reversed loops and then it ends.
*13. Instrumental. Mid-tempo, more relaxed, with a circling, wandering delicate guitar.
14. Psych Rock’n’Roll song with lots of wah-wah guitar.
15. Stairway to heaven/Beatles guitar opening. Distorted guitars/singing later.
16. Instrumental. Great Bluesy non-distorted guitar opening. Distortion and heavy drums added later. A 1:30 drum solo towards the end.
17. Instrumental. Half minute opening of VERY quiet bass playing. Guitars and drums join later.
18. Instrumental. Nice guitar and drums.
*19. Instrumental. Begins with 6 sec of silence. Then, an echo-ey, mysterious guitar. Interesting.

Track Listing
1. Part Time Lover   10. My Cherie
2. I Cant Help The Way I Feel   11. Lazy Eyes
3. Vacation   12. Symphony In Effigy
4. Blowin' Smoke   13. Driftin'
5. Animal Dope   14. Sweet Sweet Bulbs
6. I Can Hear The Ants Dancin'   15. The Truth
7. Jzzma   16. And Then Came The Rains
8. Clap Trap   17. Jim Jam
9. Id Like To Tie A Knot Around Your Mother's Throat   18. Iran In Japan
  19. Spaced