Form a Log: At a Festival tape (Hausu Mountain, 2017)

December 25, 2017 at 8:14 pm | Posted in Reviews | Leave a comment

Form a Log: At a Festival tape

Following a split LP with fellow troublemakers Moth Cock, Form a Log release their first Hausu Mountain tape. This is a barrage of pounding drums, frayed electronics, cartoonish guitars, and voices stretched past the limitations of the human body. Also, there’s some sort of ska theme apparent, at least in some of the track titles. There’s about as much wackiness as you might expect from FaL, but some of it sounds a bit more haunted. It’s not quite as carnivalesque as the title of the tape. “Raymond” is filled with ghostly moaning, and “This Is Your Captain Speaking” could be an abstract warning for an impending crash, but tracks like “The Sizzler” are goofy and joyous. Then there’s the lovely guitar strumming during “The Ska Files”, which gets interrupted by an ungrateful audience and a bunch of glitched-out harmonica and other noises.

Advertisements

Leave a Comment »

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URI

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Blog at WordPress.com.
Entries and comments feeds.

%d bloggers like this: