"Circle The Wagons!" CDEP
Genres: math-rock, instrumental rock
Reason Y Records
747 Barnett St. NE No. 4
Atlanta GA 30306
Jan 24 - 30 2005
Timber! make it their mission to focus on instrumental
math-rock without falling into the old pop hook trap, and they do it
as concisely as can be imagined. I've listened to this
three-track EP numerous times, and I can tell you that melodies are
far and few and between. Circle The Wagons! bases itself
on complex time signatures and mathy guitar/bass interplay, and the
results are pretty standard. On occasion Timber! flirts
with a memorable groove or an infectious riff, but just as soon as
they establish a hint of catchiness, they pull away and delve into
another concept. The EP is angular and sporadic, succeeding in
its battle plan, but lacking a particularly ambitious concept.
But at their best, Timber! do impress; play the jumpy "Yars'
Revenge" really loud and you'll know what I mean.
3 tracks, distributed by the
label, released 2003]