Album Review

Howlin’ Magic – “Howlin’ Magic ” – [Azul Discografica]

loun   10/3/2007   A Library, CD

Jesse Rakusin, or, as he’s known on stage, Howlin’ Magic, likes to drive wild fuzzy feedbacked amelodic madness out of his guitar and onto the world. Apparently he also likes to write his tracklist in crayon. The work is talented and enthusiastic, if a bit limited in scope – the tracks tend to blend together – and a little familiar sounding (just a little). Tribalistic percussion enhances the effect nicely. How to best describe? “Semi-melodic noise guitar”? “Instrumental free-psyche”? “Folk music for an expanding universe”? There’s no need to get hung up on terminology when you can get spaced out on vibrafuzz!

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