Genres: electronic rock, experimental
Mar 28 - Apr 3 2005
This beautiful CD (basically a three-incher extended to full size with
clear plastic) is Dan Friel's second and Velocirecords'
third. Friel, a member of insanity-rock act Parts
& Labor, contributes his own brand of oddly melodic, even more
oddly danceable electronic material for Sunburn. It may
be strange, but it isn't annoying or particularly inaccessible -
melody and rhythm are both on display (or rather on parade) on this
record, and there's a fierce brashness that makes these compositions
quite irresistible. Sometimes Friel is noisy and
unrestrained ("death," "7sisters"), while at other
times he shows his more structured side ("tractorcalls,"
"greenlights"). This disc is packed with electronic
noise and keyboards, as well as some guitar to give things an extra oomph!
Particularly inspired moments include the tension-building adrenaline
rush of "b2bs" and the electronically modified guitar
plucking of "tractorcalls." On Sunburn, Dan
Friel offers you everything you might want from an EP - this is
brief, fun, and jam-packed with juicy goodness. Instrumental
music rarely sounds so incredibly awesome... I'd recommend not missing
7 tracks, distributed by the
label, released 2004]