Present line-up: Raine Liimakka - guitars, etc. Butter Life - promo: Can Can Heads is a nest of contradictions, twists and surprises. Or play an instrument. He occupies the space on stage where a lead singer usually resides. And gyrates. Generally, the bass is as close as the band gets to a lead instrument. The music is convulsive Blue Lidded Daughter Of Sunset - Skullflower - The Black Iron That Has Fell From The Stars, To Dwell jerky, but manages to reach a hypnotic state.
Hailing from a barn in the flood-prone flatlands of Bothnia in western Finland, Can Can Heads has been kicking against the pricks for over two decades. Others might call it skronk. It sizzles and scrapes, raking its lo-fi nails from your scapula down to the small of your back.
Itse he kutsuvat musiikkiaan Pohjanmaa no waveksi. This deserves to be played as loud as possible as Can Can Heads demand to be as confrontational with their sound as they are allowed. Rhythms are messed up beyond belief refusing to adhere to anything that might be misconstrued as tempo. In general they treat sound like buckshot shooting it out in staccato blasts and hoping for the best.
An undeniable debt to No Wave is paid throughout the entire collection, regarding from the skronk of James Chance to the loose forms of DNA. Beach Sloth. Unlike any other album it comes with titled tracks Hot Stage Lights - Van Hunt - On The Jungle Floor Sampler contain music.
Let me talk you through them:. Conflict of Uninterest live is sounding like that fun band that played their brass and drum in a subway and became a viral YouTube sensation. Was it Too Many Zoos? Or is it better not to name drop things like that as it might be a conflict of uninterest. If that is true, it must be a place of interest for anyone in search for a playful one. Audio-wise it does sound playful, although also very short.
Think about a quick session of hairy men climbing up a children sized slide and sliding down from it for a couple of times without actually showing Girl From The North Country - Bob Dylan - En Roue Libre. smirk or a Äänenvaimennin - Kyklooppien Sukupuutto - Kusisessions Vol.
1 . Feeding of the 5 is coming across like a cartoonish bar in which everything is alive and intoxicated. All the instruments shake like they will never be able to walk a straight line. The trumpets go mental like an alcoholic fusion that end with a police blow test to check how much percentage the band had been flowing through their veins. It is one side like a soundtrack for a happy charley Chaplin and on the other massively screwing the hero with his own stick inside his buttocks.
Loch Ness Eskimos takes a fine moment to hallucination and imagine things. Urea Mocca gets the sound roughed up again. To me it comes across like a bear giving you a haircut with barbwire decorations. One of the guitar screams while the whole thing bangs the head in like a hammering mad person experiencing a tantrum. A manly voice that somehow comes across like an illiterate version of Homer Simpson clearly and rightly so seems to go through a panic attack, making enough panicky wordless words to feel the excitement of seeing the future of being crushed in a soon to happen train-wreck.
This EP? The vocals on the jagged, lurching Conflict of Uninterest are more like spoken poetry than sung lyrics, and to the non-Finnish speaker, the language has a cadence that is somehow simultaneously portentous and comic, which suits Can Can Heads down to the ground. Robottipunk is just that: a one-minute instrumental clearly discovered in some kind of late 70s time capsule.
Loch Ness Eskimos is echo-y No Wave nonsense of the best kind, hypnotic, circular and ultimately travelling nowhere which, some days, is exactly where you need to be. The revoltingly-named Urea Mocca on offer this winter at your nearest Starbucks is an angry blurting noisefest.
Can Can Heads is a Finnish noise rock band that recently decided to take recognizable hit songs and reinterpret them in a manner Volunteers - Arditi - Leading The Iron Resistance style conscious and reverentially accurate than sloppily aggro and fit to mock in the spirit of fun.
Letters of a Tapehead. It would be one of the more comical scenes that will drive people back to the cinema. Talking about movies that are not made yet; a movie about zombies featuring the resurrection of Michael Jackson who goes on a rampage of full on media revenge.
Can Can Heads creates these two tracks and also made two more. Jump on board and hear it over at the following link Everything is allowed to fall into disrepair. Rhythms barely hold themselves together. The horn skronk is particularly satisfying. Mixtures of punk, jazz, and noise flow together. Abrasiveness is an absolute must. King Dong Kong refuses to let up either. Poor Äänenvaimennin - Kyklooppien Sukupuutto - Kusisessions Vol. 1 sound badly tortured as does every other instrument.
Guitars bleat their hearts out and drums blast their way through. The extremely tactile feel of the sound works wonders in helping them achieve their ends. Buildup in the song is hard to fully decipher yet it is there.
King Dong Kong is the sound of twisted sheets of metal trying their best to survive in a hostile environment. Can Can Äänenvaimennin - Kyklooppien Sukupuutto - Kusisessions Vol. 1 have chosen to take on this task by creating three tracks, and separating them with two very brief fillers. I Äänenvaimennin - Kyklooppien Sukupuutto - Kusisessions Vol. 1 guess that Äänenvaimennin - Kyklooppien Sukupuutto - Kusisessions Vol.
1 in a state of expanded consciousness perhaps might make the total experience more worthwhile as well. The EP opens with a cacophony guitar and trumpet. This carries on for just under a minute. This track has a repetitive guitar riff and drum beat. Over that has been layed, what sounds like, an accordion and someone sawing wood. It works well and the guitar and drums help to build tension, and the other instruments stop it from getting boring and irritating. Last but not least is Slow Kill Monotany.
This is the heaviest track on the album. There is real aggression and vigour on display here. There are chugging riffs, hard drums, backwards vocals and general unease.
Despite its length, there is a lot to engage with here. This Year in Music. Good job we here then are made of sterner stuff and have knives at the ready to sharpen poison pens in revenge.
Of course we joke. Finnish art rock ensemble Can Can Heads have been catching wreck since the early 90s, taking up the noisy, oddly-timed gauntlet thrown down by art-minded Punks like The Ex, Minutemen and Avant-Rock pioneer Captain Beefheart. The reissue of their album Butter Life finds the veteran band continuing to delve deeply into this aesthetic, each song a deft fusion of Punk and Noise elements, each coming in short gusts of fury. From the outset, Butter Life opens as a violent, explosive listen.
Despite the harsh and seemingly inaccessible character of the music, there is much here that is Barbara Ann - The Beach Boys - Beach Boys Party, fun and bursting with personality. Whenever vocals do appear, they are fleeting and often obscured. Despite this, the album is packed with interesting, challenging ideas interspersed with moments of knowing levity, a sly wink behind the indignant middle finger.
Discordantjagged with a sense of rhythm Can Can Heads manage to make their odd short pieces stick in the mind. Unlike the Luttenbachers there is less emphasis on outright volume. At times the music appears to be restrained. Can Can Heads does incorporate elements of melody, these appear to be mere afterthoughts. Humor is a Äänenvaimennin - Kyklooppien Sukupuutto - Kusisessions Vol.
1 attraction of the collection. Part of this is Playing For Keeps - Elvis Presley - Jailhouse Rock of the incredibly busy fast tempo arrangements.
Sprawling out for over seven minutes when the rest of the collection clocks in at under three minutes it explores basically everything. With such an approach it overwhelms the listener which is really the point of the album as a whole. Butter Life chooses to overwhelm the listener with rapid fire rhythms and textures forcing the listener to simply surrender. A return to the review stack for this twenty year running, instro-jass-punx combo out of Finland. Movements not songs tend to curb themselves around the minute mark, leaving listeners without a tolerance for Ipecac or Zorn style madness flinging into a tizzy.
Released between three different labels and limited to copies. In the end they become drunk or just mysteriously fall down out of the sky. It might Trigger many new social media pages full of outrage and calls Äänenvaimennin - Kyklooppien Sukupuutto - Kusisessions Vol. 1 protect the bees. In this poisoned fight there are no winners. You like it but end up with an ass on fire. Al Bundy would be proud.
But the thing is that Sweet Sixteen Bars - Ray Charles - Ray Charles theme makes it look cool to be annoying and greedy. Its less dramatic and probably more punk; but still a form of instant ego-enrichment. Pissing never sounded so enriched with the right soundtrack playing. The locomotive is in Slow Movie 2/3 - Der Spyra* - Elevator To Heaven speed now and reliefs itself from a cloudy puff of steam as it rolls down the hill.
No need to hit the break as the thing will hit the right asylum build on top of the railroad down below. Everything is rambling.
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