There’s a lot of music being made at the moment that incorporates brass but none, I suspect, which has put it to such central and good use.
Play their music quietly and what should be the sound of the gates of hell opening becomes that of a mis-firing vacuum cleaner
This is extreme music; certainly as extreme as anything that has been reviewed on Incendiary before.
I suspect that fun power pop/rock is something they want to expand upon. On the evidence of this rather prosaic workout I’m not sure they should bother
I just wish there was still a bit of the anarchism evident in his early work
Utterly unlike anything else you’ll hear, it is a brave, barking mad and beautiful album.
It’s not easy to put this album into words, but perhaps cosmic folk pop might give some indication of the sounds contained within.
So – I Am Not Afraid Of You And I Will Kick Your Ass is clearly too long and a couple of tracks could have been ditched to drag it in under the hour mark. Having said that, the tracks to be chucked would still be bloody great.
Fahey playing an electric guitar might not have caused the sensation that Dylan did when he went electric, but in the smaller waters of Fahey’s world there was still a great deal of disapproval.
A word of explanation: Christiaan Virant and Zhang Jian came up with the idea of selling a version of the machine used in Buddhist temples to assist prayer.