Genres: experimental rock
Best Friends Records
PO Box 48214
Denver CO 80204
Oct 25 - 31 2004
The Blunder Children are what you call an "experimental
rock" band. In a tradition similar to beat poets who used
to speak along with drum machine rhythms, the duo of Matthew Lewis
and Patrick Thibodeaux compose songs that blend electronic
backgrounds with sing/talk hybrid vocals. Guitars are also used,
sometimes sparingly, sometimes not (case in point" the excellent "The Spider That Turned Into a Man");
however, I get the feeling the lyrics are the focus on this disc.
I can't say I'm that entertained with this album, but it does have
some interesting elements. "Octopus" is menacing and
somewhat clever, "Zombie Lake" is coolly vicious, and
"Bizarre Hunting Accident" is eerily wonderful.
Overall, this disc seems to rely a bit too much on novelty and
absurdity; a listener would have to be mighty patient to want to
listen to these songs over and over again.
15 tracks, distributed by the
label, released 2004]