Album Review

Sapat – “A Posthuman Guide to The Advent Calendar Origins of The Peep Show” – [Sophomore Lounge]

Thurston Hunger   2/16/2015   12-inch, A Library

If Captain Beefheart joined God Speed You Black Emperor
and said “Maybe we can mope less and squeeze in an
orgy of horns?” Nah that’s not it. And how do you explain
the intro with Dane Waters vocals going from epileptic
jujitsu into a soaring sort of Catherine Ribeiro
ionosphere. What if Cerberus Shoal were still in one
house and one one band and replaced their hands with
Irving Klaws? Nah. Or what if Geoffrey Holder’s
recently freed up spirit took over Werner Herzog’s
body and recorded some thoughts on a cassette, would
that be Kapt. Molasses contribution here? Louisville
Kentucky Kollectiev, part of me wants to listen to this
19 times in a row to listen for each of the 19
creative contributors. I’ll give props to the drummers
Dominic Cipolla and Jeff Komara who often through
the peculiar pastiches hold the craziness together
with heavy precision, and no shortage of swing. The
music mixes sinew and silk, guitar tasteful and twisted,
horn chart heart attacks, piano with a slight regal
flair, and voices in all the colors of the stangebow!
A litmus test of sorts is the typewriter ransom notes
fountain of truth and tricks on the album artwork,
if you are down with that brain bristling epistling,
the music herein will pinwheel your pineal ear gland.
Shape shifting mini-epics that make me wonder why a
million people won’t get in line for Sapat, but at
least we can make sure the 10,000 people who will
dig this as I do, hear about it via KFJC’s art rock
purveyors and polishers. Words can’t catch this kind
of album, do not let your ears miss!
-Thurston Hunger

3/2/2015 Fixed a miss-take, here is Dane Waters

in further glory…. Again this Sapat album is a gem!

you heard it 36 times on kfjc! most recently:
Dane Waters says

excuse me, just a correction: Dane Waters sang the jujitsu and ribeiros vocals.


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