|Surplus 1980 / Relapse In Response|
|Album:||Relapse In Response||Collection:||General|
|Artist:||Surplus 1980||Added:||Jan 2012|
|Label:||Dephine Knormal Music|
|Add Date:||2012-01-22||Pull Date:||2012-03-25|
|Week Ending:||Feb 26||Feb 12||Feb 5|
|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 |
|4.||Feb 01, 2012:||Brownian Motion |
Trying To Suceed, Waiting With Little To No Results
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.
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).