Infidel?/Castro! – Bioentropic damage fractal

infidelcastro_120306_bioent1Listening to Infidel?/Castro!, one phrase keeps popping into my head – kitchen sink. Ranging from ambient to drone to breakcore to metal to noise, “Bioentropic Damage Fractal” seems like the product of a manic episode. During a manic episode, everything seems like a totally perfect, totally genius idea. Described on the promo as ‘hyper-complex and hyper-epic’, it just comes off as hyper. But then, the promo also describes it as ‘cohesive and focused’, casting some doubt upon whether the writer actually listened to this two-CD sound explosion. Apparently these guys have made some kind of splash in the ‘indie-experimental’ scene, where it seems that live shows involving ‘instrument-switching, button-pushing, drumbashing, knob-tweaking, string-breaking and chest-scrawling’ is totally brand new and unheard-of. Kids, I’ve got two words for you – big deal. This isn’t shocking, new, original, creative, or fresh and it’s something I’ve definitely heard before. Just not all at once in an incoherent mish-mash parading itself as the Next Big Thing. This is amateur and it won’t fool anybody who isn’t fresh off the indie rock boat. -Christine Lett

~ by martyworm on January 3, 2009.

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