Tuesday, October 12, 2010

HoneyCult review by Zzaj

"Kuwahara - HONEYCULT: Some splendid indie music in from one of the "founders" of the home-taping underground, Mike Honeycutt. If you've never heard bees swarming, you may not relate well to this sonic assault... with headphones on, you'll believe you've been caught on the inside of the hive, & that you'll never be able to get back to "normal" (whatever that is, heh! heh!). This is synth-driven, and it's one of the most excellent excursions I've been on lately - while there are a few invasive moments, this is unusually harmonic and totally perceptive of what will drive you up the proverbial wall, but let you down gently enough to escape without commitment to the "D" ward. There wasn't a lot of information available on the web, though you can find the tracklist here... Mike is joined by M. Peck, and they've created a wealth of sonic adventures that any active listener will find irresistible... some of this stuff takes you right out to the very EDGE of the universe, and doesn't necessarily bring you back (or at least not in one piece). One of the most intriguing compositions was "Whose Children Are We?", with blunt-trauma sonic hammers ready to blow you ALL THE WAY AWAY... the other piece I just loved (my favorite track, without doubt) was the swirling opener, "A Basket For Elliot"... just beautiful! I'm impressed, and you will be, too... I give this aural adventure a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, with an "EQ" (energy quotient) rating of 4.98."
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