Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Goon Moon
I Got a Brand New Egg Layin' Machine
(Suicide Squeeze)
rating: *
released: June 7, 2005

New egg layin' machine? Oh man. But will Goon Moon actually use it? Hey, would you expect anything less from a band that's made up of members from such oddball acts as Marilyn Manson, Hella and Masters of Reality? No, of course not. Believe it or not, this actually sounds like all three of those bands combined--in a battle to determine which one is the most challenging. No one really wins here. Egg Layin' Machine is like scraps of ideas that were junked, then put together haphazardly for this short record (it's supposed to be a "mini-album," though there's ten tracks). For a while, it's closer to the noisy instrumentals of Hella, but then out of nowhere they add robotic vocals for "Rock Wierd," which is even too awful to be on the recent disappointment from Daft Punk. The last two "songs" attempt to be conventional with verses and choruses, practically transforming Goon Moon into a different (and better) band. At that point you might wonder why they just didn't go that route to begin with. If everyone can just go back to their respective groups now please. -- Kenyon Hopkin

style: Experimental
similar: Lightning Bolt, the Mae Shi, End., Vaz

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