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    His Electro Blue Voice – “Fog ” – [S-S Records]

    I’m not supposed to like a label so much, but ding-dang-doodle
    Scott knows his no-wave noodles. 2007 release of this Italian
    rock band tastes like a blast from the pasta and rips the
    molten ore and angst right out of the ampheta-gold-mine.
    “Fog” is sung in English (but the singer’s still thinking in
    his native tongue). So you get words that sort of fall out of
    frame, add to the utter driving edge riffage going on. And then,
    just when it seems it cannot get any better, after a couple of
    verses someone flips the switch and they electrocute lead singer
    Francesco, inciting scream-singing excellence! The track has
    its rollercoaster moments too, slowing down, rising and plunging
    again. That maneuver is also brought to bear on the flip, “Das”
    which is sung in Italian (and perhaps thought about in the
    language of angry bees?). I like how towards the end of the
    track, it turns into a runaway train, pummeling over some hippy
    flutefest in the forest, smashing up some circuits and leaving
    a broken music box that might be chirping out its death cry
    for “Yellow Submarine?” I still don’t know what exactly hit me,
    I just hope it does again and pronto, prego. Both solid, but
    “Fog” puts crystal blisters on your ears.

    -Thurston Hunger

  • Reviewed by Thurston Hunger on August 18, 2008 at 4:49 pm
  • Filed as 7-inch,A Library
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