Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Crystal Antlers - EP

The concept of garage rock may have some intrinsic limits based on its DIY and lo-fi rules, but thankfully those same limits can be outdone as it they were nothing. Meet Crystal Antlers, a project that turns the garage rock philosophy upside down and, while using its known methods and dynamics, still manages to make music that sounds larger than life. With multiple layers of instruments, all of them magically brought forward with equivalent (huge) space, we end up with an intense psychedelic cacophony full of abstract riffs and dissonant roarings that manages to equally translate both violence and transcendence. Not the easiest record of the year, but well worth exploring and being immersed by all of its intricacies. (7,5/10)

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