Album Review

Old Time Relijun – “Varieties of Religious Experience” – [K Records]

Thurston Hunger   4/21/2015   A Library, CD

Ragged and rugged, but not rigged. Creation
Music was never calculated, nor is it now
quarantined from de Dionyso’s more popular
rant and roll project Old Time Relijun.
Arrington has knocked down the walls between
his craniosonic hemispheres and laid bare the
shared wild hairs in each. Both the rock and
the avant are bursting with mighty lung-flowers.
His raw vox (and clarinet caterwauls) imbue all
the tracks with a powerful implusiveness. Lyrics
match, lit by a fever-dreamlike inspiration. All
of this is accentuated by a rough assemblage of
tracks in various primeval states. Percussion
cracks like pistols, even the more “straight”
music is messy in a very pretty way. Arrington
sings from the heart of darkness in an isolation
tank, delivering a great variety of altered
-Thurston Hunger

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