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    Zeek Sheck – “Joinus” – [Resipiscent Records]

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    Holy guacamole! Can this really be the end of the Zeek
    Sheck saga, it must be a trick or a trap or some part
    of the battle between Beepers and the Cloud People
    (for further investigation : http://zeeksheck.com/ )
    The goddess behind this cosmic comic book, Rose
    Perkin-Meyers has assembled some like-minded brain
    washers and sound scrubbers, including the mightee
    Liz Albee, our friend Moe Staiano, Matt Ingalls
    and more. As a result the music here is never
    airtight, the concluding side long piece (behind
    the green door?) “The Mind Will Travel” works
    its way from bachelor pad to volcano sacrifice
    (or is someone tied in front of an oncoming train)
    before fritzing out on synth blitzes, and then
    this gorgeous piano (are spiders playing it?)
    trickling underneath a soliloquy of pain and pride.
    That’s just one song. Is this double LP a game,
    there’s a maze in lyrics and concept…and if
    there’s a way out, I don’t want it. I’m going to
    call the Red Door an opening to a pop album in
    another universe, Sure, it ends with “we’re all
    going to die” and isn’t that the feeling most
    pop music elicits? The blue side has weirdness
    and Sheckian martial pound percussion. “Slow
    Walking” hits hard, keep on moving. Whirls of
    gunfire on “Joinus” in case you though this battle
    wasn’t real. Meyers tweaks her voice and themes,
    on “Son” she’s gotta hayseed delivery (the
    country chart-topper?) and a sweet tale from a
    dying loving father? Possible euthanization?
    Open the side-long yellow door and “Notch Your
    Stick” odd ball intro leads into a pointilistic
    jazz-like game of tag in a forest between Ingalls
    and Allbee. There’s a heavy synth vibe, but if
    you weren’t into Zeek Sheck before (she’s visited
    KFJC in the past, but that only added to the
    confusion) then now is the time to Joinus. There
    must be more, Dot Dot Dot…

    One of thee albums of the year I suspect!

    -Thurston Hunger

  • Reviewed by Thurston Hunger on October 16, 2014 at 6:34 pm
  • Filed as 12-inch,A Library
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