Thursday, February 16, 2006


hella- theyre just one of those bands that i always was really impressed by, but i never really got into them. they had like one amazing song that blew me away, and the rest was killer, but i just couldnt sink my teeth in. i dont know if theyve changed or if i have, but their new ep (which comes with a live dvd and, at 29 minutes, is quite long for a 4 song ep) is really filling my life with energy right now. its just so INTENSE, and its like a crazy oppression, that once you give into it, it overwhelms your being. heres what i said about the record (called Concentration Face/Homeboy) when reviewing it for ma station:

Math/Jazz/Noise/Rock. INTENSE. Jazz and Rock shows should play this for sure…but so should everyone else. Basically just one fucking sick amazing and unbelievable drummer doing incredible shit over some experimental synths and other toys. Most of the tonal quality is spooky and dark. Rocks HARD most of the time, but there are also nice, emptier sections that really shine and are surprisingly pretty, although it may just be in context of the madness that inevitably precedes and follows. Tracks 1 and 4 are long, 10:00+ affairs, tracks two and three are more manageable in length. I find the shorter songs more coherent and capitivating, and the longer ones a little bit more masturbatory, but then again who doesn’t love watching the hottest kids in the school wank it?

And there you have it folks, an obnoxious radio station review from me. i do tons of them, but i thought id drop this one on the blog because the album is so amazing i want everyone to check it out...but only if youre feeling hella crazy. mr rubin, you jo. you corny as shit.


At 7:25 AM, Blogger Mugshot said...

Stark -- the only person who can cite himself on a blog and get away with it. Well done.

At 1:14 PM, Blogger FriedOreo said...

Stark: what do you think my chances are of finding that Hella album on cassette tape at Amoeba?


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