Exposé print issues (1993-2011)
Absolute Zero — A Live in the Basement
((Not on label) no#, 1990, CD)
by Mike McLatchey, Published 1997-10-01
Well if this is live in the basement its quite a performance and sounds pretty good too. This mini CD came out some time ago, and we've only had it brought to our attention recently. Good thing too, as this is a very interesting mini CD, a hybrid of Thinking Plague, the Residents, and almost zeuhl influences. A trio of keys, bass, and drums (I think I hear guitar here as well, if not it sure sounds like it) creating a very unique progressive music with a lot of RIO influences. The jagged rhythms remind me of 5uu's a bit, and the dissonant and weird melodies would be quite at home on Cuneiform or Recommended records. With bizarre lyrics and angular vocal harmonies (which would bely this being entirely live) this is a band we'd like to get more information on. Fascinating.
Filed under: New releases, Issue 13, 1990 releases
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