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Trois Expatriates — Conspiracy Weary
(NXU Music 004, 2011, CD)

by Jon Davis, Published 2013-04-01

Conspiracy Weary Cover artI suppose that given who these trois expatriates are (though I'm not sure they count as actual expatriates in any legal sense), it should come as no surprise that the music is totally nuts. It's the kind of thing that music writers love to invent metaphors for. Here's how it works: 1. Take a list of the styles represented in the music (in this case it's prog rock, chamber music, gypsy folk, electronic, jazz, funk, cartoon soundtracks, and more); 2. Choose a machine that mixes, deconstructs, or combines things (for example, a blender, a meat grinder, a washing machine, a food processor, a wood chipper, a cement mixer or the like); and 3. Connect these two with colorful verbs and adjectives into a sentence. Possible results include "The unpredictable result of tossing [#1] into a [#2]," or "What you might get if you ran [#1] through a [#2]." As an alternative, depending on what kind of publication you're writing for, you could use some sort of sexual metaphor involving [#1] (no need for [#2] unless you're really trying to show off). This method could result in "The hyperactive bastard offspring of [choose from #1] and [choose another from #1]," or "The twisted result of an orgy involving [list several from #1]," or "The freakish hybrid of [choose from #1] and [choose another from #1]." There you go, choose your own review! What it comes down to is that if you like your music unpredictable, scatter-brained, and technically impeccable, you'll probably enjoy this. French TV, Thinking Plague, Hamster Theatre and the like are your handy comparisons. And please use this review generator with care - I can't say I really invented it, so I take no responsibility to how others may use it. It's a tool, and can be used for good or evil.

Filed under: New releases, Issue 40, 2011 releases

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