Surplus 1980 / Relapse In Response
Album: Relapse In Response   Collection:General
Artist:Surplus 1980   Added:Jan 2012
Label:Dephine Knormal Music  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2012-01-22 Pull Date: 2012-03-25
Week Ending: Feb 26 Feb 12 Feb 5
Airplays: 1 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Feb 19, 2012: Memory Select
Relapse In Response
3. Feb 04, 2012: Buford J. Sharkley's Themeless Escapades
The Mechanics Of Mathematical Courtings
2. Feb 08, 2012: Brownian Motion
The Gooseneck
4. Feb 01, 2012: Brownian Motion
Trying To Suceed, Waiting With Little To No Results

Album Review
Reviewed 2012-02-14
Guitar rock from local hero Moe! Staiano. It's descended from no wave and punk but is overall upbeat and even joking. Complex, high-precision playing with densely packed sounds (LOTS of madcap drums) and high-precision playing. Frequent horns or strings added, in choppy, faux-jazzy modes. Lyrics tend to be barked out and follow themes of self-deprication.

This band is the follow-up to Mute Socialite, a terrific post-punk instrumental band that Moe led circa 2008. They're in the KZSU library as well.

This stuff rocks. Wire Magazine actually made a crack about the album having no breathing room, no slow song to break the mood. If that sounds good to you, then by all means give this a listen!

1- Eerie intro to (2). Cool but not meant to stand on its own.
2- Bouncy/thumpy
3- Fast, pecking morse-code horns; rubbery bass. Rocking instrumental.
4- Insistent buzzing riffage, insane drums.
5- Aggressive mid/fast, slashing guitars. Diagram Brothers cover.
6- Busy gutiar/drums, chanted lyrics, environmental lyrics.
7- Blurry punk with trumpet. Snare drum gives it a relentless feel.
8- Gets bouncy and intense; cool guitar effects from Ava Mendoza
9- Crazed instrumental, lots of fast interlocking parts, an insane clockworks
10- Insistent, buzzy, thumping. Amy X. Neuburg song made raw & digging
11- Horn drones: Remix of (3) by Thomas DiMuzio (who was on our Day of Noise recently).

Track Listing
1. The Joys And Torment Of Solitude   6. Let's Put Another One There
2. M.E.S. Shoe Contact   7. Excellent Girl
3. Relapse In Response   8. Ed Saad
4. Trying To Suceed, Waiting With Little To No Results   9. The Mechanics Of Mathematical Courtings
5. Aggravation   10. The Gooseneck
  11. Relapse In Response (Thomas Dimuzio Remix)