Child Bite / Stationary
Genre: noise rock, experimental
When it comes to Stationary Odyssey, you
don't have to convince me. These lovely noise rockers have put out
something like seven million records in the past few years and, if you
ask me, they've just been getting better and better. Their last
effort, Head! Foot! And the Pink Axe! seemed like first overt
evidence of their absolute genius, and hence this quick split EP with
Detroit's freaky Child Bite peaked my interest pretty quickly.
Could have had something to do with the nifty metal container holding
the CD, too (maybe.)
On this offering,
Stationary Odyssey take things a bit less instrumentally than
their last record (as in, there are vocals) - which means experimental
noise-rock is the name of the game. "Your Sex Is Pet" is a weird hard
rock anthem with a rough-edged darkness about it, and "Education
Breakdown" is a chaotic trip into pure evil experimental rock.
Child Bite is more on the playful end of matters with their two
contributions; "Beef Up" is a spazzy and melodic freak-rock number and
the hook-y "Do The Physical" is likely the catchiest song on this
disc. Expect chant-along half-sung/half-spoken choruses (currently all
the rage at indie shows!) combined with spasmodic, stuttery song
Hooray! At eight bucks Physical Eductation
ain't the cheapest, but its metal case may make it the nicest
lookin' dame in your record collection.
child bite live,
stationary odyssey "my baby is black" video,
stationary odyssey live
Fun Fact: Oh boy.
Corresponding with their no-longer-instrumental sound, Stationary
Odyssey has recently recruited Mike Farmer ("aka Kentucky
Prophet"), who has previously been seen as the "Music Geek" on Comedy
Centrals' Beat The Geeks.
[Vitals: 4 tracks,
released May 29, 2007]