Monday, November 5, 2007
Old Time Relijun - Catharsis in Crisis
A swamp of upright bass, dirty delta blues guitar, scary ass screeching saxophone birds manically emerging from the cloudscape, hauntingly powerful Captain Beefheart vocals growled from beyond the grave, drum riffs rhythmically removing your brain: this is an album apart. After 7 of these things, Arrington de Dionyso is starting to get things together. It always works, but on the songs that everything comes together perfectly, it's impossibly catchy and horrifying. And, oddly, a few times, it really reminds me of Television, if Television were a delta blues cover band.