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[Untitled] — Bad Hat Situational
((Not on label) no#, 1994, MC)

by Henry Schneider, Published 1995-03-01

Bad Hat Situational Cover artQuirky. Unconventional. Capricious. Bizarre. Outre. These words come close yet fail to capture the essence of [Untitled]. This band concocts a strange brew of Djam Karet, Robert Fripp, Frank Zappa, general zaniness, and post-industrial experimentation. Each of the 17 songs on this cassette offers a different glimpse into [Untitled]'s unique biosphere. Be it the frenetic jamming of "Silwa Tsal," the lounge lizard "Sir Bill," the scatological "Criticize the Dinner," or the sound collage "Interpretation-25," Bad Hat Situational contains exceptional ear candy. To give you some idea of the band, take a peek at their credits: Boddom — guitar, vocals, piano, drums, sesame street beeper, keyboards, maalox, lickage of tartar sauce; Ganglion — samples, computer keyboards, chanter, helium vocals; Gideon — keyboards, chili burger, drums and various percussion, coroner, sex artist; My Dog — keyboards, vocals, arangatang, low grade porn; Mr. Grump Torv — bass realm, tape fondling, the green tube thing, band leader and many other important things, lists. But don't let this litany put you off, these guys are accomplished musicians and that fact shines through their music. If you even have the remotest desire to investigate an experimental band, make certain that you choose [Untitled]. They deliver with an oomph rarely felt these days.

Filed under: New releases, Issue 6, 1994 releases

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