February 12, 2010

☼ Robot vs. Rabbit - Trading The Witch For The Devil [March 2009 re-post]

RVR is a mechanical disturbance from a state of equilibrium that propagates through an elastic material medium. A purely subjective definition of sound is also possible, as that which is perceived by the ear, but it is not particularly illuminating and is unduly restrictive.
This is not something that you're going to tap your foot too, or hum along with in the shower. This is strictly a cerebral experience. Diverse elements coming together to communicate in a totally new jazz dialectic. Bass, vocals, drums, guitar and synth are simply one of the many tools of the craft, not the mainstays of what we consider music.
North Carolina's Robot vs. Rabbit have added elements to the ordinary drone-noise genre that are very interesting... you just can't put your finger on them for the sake of a description. Their armory of musical instruments is extensive... the aforementioned bass, vocals, drums, guitar and synth are augmented by several variations of these instruments, as well as trumpets, clarinets, polish harps, computers and even household appliances. The effect alternates between elating and chilling to hypnotic and disruptive.
It's obvious that Robot vs. Rabbit and their ilk are not going to appeal to everyone, but the people that get it, are hooked. The non-traditional communication between musicians is overwhelmingly compelling as it is challenging. The overall experience is head music for the '00s in the way Pink Floyd was back in times past.

Год: 2002
Страна: USA
Лейбл: Mandragora Records

01. Jesus Told Me (1:17)
02. Hiroshima (7:07)
03. I Have Been An Axe In The Hand (3:12)
04. Because His Art Is As Slender As His Youth (1:59)
05. To Avert Ones Eyes (1:41)
06. La Bruja (6:35)
07. Kuate Palace - Three Piece Suite (5:11)
08. Train1: Kamp (2:04)
09. Waltzing Towards The Ovens (4:10)
10. Pneumonia (3:26)
11. What Is Sharper Than The Sword (2:19)
12. A Joyful Noise (5:52)
13. Painted Men / Yarmar Rising (5:04)
14. The Master's On His Way (5:49)

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