Alien Father - Paste
Sometimes the creepiest chills you can get come from what you think is there, but can't see. You only hear something that reminds you of something that scares you, and your mind does the rest. Alien Father are like that. "Paste" is full of lo-fi echoes and spacey pauses that will strike you as either nothing special or haunting and tasty at once. Listen in and test your psyche for yourself.
Here we have 23 fuzzy and warped tracks that are brooding and distorted, and slightly disturbed. The highlights are cool for the titles alone: "Gbacl lravong"; "Monster Shark"; "Wing Fortress"; "Orange you glad?" see also "A Tate Production"; "Alan Cummings Twice"; "Your life as a kite"; "Kewl guy licking a popsicle." But it just may be "John Carnival" that sums up the disc.
This Boston trio, lead by vocalist/guitarist Dave Hallinger, always err on the uncomfortable side. If you like your rock unpredictable, noisy and slightly demented, Alien Father is for you.
"Paste" throbs with murky riffs and muffled vocals, both its noise and its silences placed in deadly spots in the mix. That means that every inch of space in the sound is deliberate and serves its purpose, which is to create a somber and unhinged soundscape for your brooding pleasure.
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