Obnox – “Masonic Reducer” EP
gretaclue 4/11/2012 A Library
This is the solo project of Ohio based Lamont “Bim” Thomas, formerly of The Bassholes, This Moment In Black History, and Puffy Areolas. This EP is all kinds of good to my ears. Drums that seem almost tribal, fuzzy vocals and all kinds of soul are all wrapped up in this spacey, garage-y, rock n’roll good time. I wrote in another review about how something did not have the indefinable “it” thing that makes me really dig the music. This does. The side A first track is loud and thrashy and right at home with a lot of midwestern post punk. It sounds like a rock n’ roll train. The second song on side A (“Sleeping”) is slower and more melodic, but the drums keep it real. Side B sounds all Jimi Hendrix, but it’s got its own sound too. The last track “Home” is a fucking jam! I was all about this EP.