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    Striggles, The – “Bilb” – [Rock Is Hell Records]

    This is NOT a kid’s band that has a restraining order
    keeping them within 100 feet of schools, but maybe it
    could be. There’s something peculiar about this Austrian
    four piece, glorifyingly and uncategorizably peculiar. At
    times they remind me of Ono (not Yoko, the Chicago art rock
    tweakers). The album starts off with a fiercely hungry
    math rock riff, and gameshow vocals, kinda Sleepytime Gorilla
    Museum. It’s weirdly catchy even before the soaring
    background vocals join it. Sung in Englitch by the way.
    “Die Nation” sounds like Italy’s Starfuckers recorded in
    a chicken coop. The drums just hammer down on those poor
    chicken guitar licks. “Lady Gag’s Fashion Line” sounds
    every bit as sleazy and goofy as you would expect it.
    “Lick In My Head” is what happens when you mix sniffing
    glue and Barry White, an accidental aphrodesiac…with
    these monster Ruins-esque destroyo moments that turn that
    “Lick” into a “Dick.” “DC Weg” is another number with a
    nasty, thick, chomping beauty. “Sesam Sezam” – remember
    that episode where Ken Vandermark played a state trooper on
    Twin Peaks? Me neither but it would have sounded like this!
    A great combo of squonk and slink! After all that, “Question”
    is a folk funk ballad with some guitar strafing coming in at
    the end. I think that’s the key that these guys while capable
    of writing melodies for head-swaying or face-munching songs,
    have a love for improvised ear oddities above all. How else
    to explain “Ragtime” with its plink and plonk guitar/bass
    that feels like a clock repair shop/prison. There’s probably
    some prime-number counting system at work, I dunno but it’s a
    *sidelong* number with sideways syncopation and a funny name.
    “…Something Happened….” might be techno, maybe not, but
    it’s kinda beaty. “Pig Gesicht” is sung into the mirror.
    “Net Daham” closes things out with a sort of Albert Ayler
    call, before the heavy bass and drums drive a rock lane
    through the song, it rides this pounding groove for nearly
    8 minutes, before getting worked up like Zu at the zoo.
    Elephant bass, and donkey sax… These guys are mammals
    but just barely. Feels weird enough to be a Bay Area bred
    project, and their first album apparently had a Zippy
    headshot on the cover. Life is short, Imbrace the Striggle!
    -Thurston Hunger

  • Reviewed by Thurston Hunger on November 30, 2015 at 6:34 pm
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