"Hallucination Offense" CDR
Genres: improv rock, experimental rock
63 N.3rd St. #407 Brooklyn NY 11211
Nov 15 - 21 2004
If comparisons are what you're after, Cowboys and Indians is
like a less polished, brass-free Sweep the Leg Johnny.
They've got the rock element in there, but their sound is packed with
guitar-led free jazz, as well - giving the sound a melodic yet
improvised style. The Hallucination Offense EP is packed
with a wide array of noises, including throbbing bass, free percussive
rhythms, and layers of quirky electric guitar. Most of the songs
have vocals, but, in a somewhat Slint-esque vein, they seem to
be spoken rather than sung ("Next Star To This Star,"
"Weird"). The music is very experimental and erratic,
with distant melodies buried under layers of stray sounds.
"Untitled #2" is my favourite moment on the EP; it combines
a creepy atmosphere with juicy guitar and some droning, eerie vocals -
the bassline and percussion holding it all together could be its most
accessible element. Hallucination Offense is a strange
and exciting EP; as far as experimental rock goes, this disc is a
truly satisfying artifact.
Fun Fact: Hallucination Offense
comes in a beautiful, homemade cardboard cover.
7 tracks, distributed by the
label, released 2004]