Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Kites / Peace Trials / Rating 7.7

There is an undeniable provincialism at work her-- one song quotes Three Studies for a Crucifixion, a mid-1990s Ohio hardcore band adopted in New England as the region's own-- and in many ways Peace Trials speaks as well for that kind of regional solidarity as anything in recent memory.

Oh man...a typo on the first day back on the job. It should read "at work here"....you know with the letter "E" on the end of her. Oh well. It can only get better, right?

Secondly I hope you already know what Kites sounds like already because of you don't, this PFM review will sound like a word jumble for sonic avant-psychedelia.

For a less brown acid review, go here.

I will add the PFM rating of 7.7 reflects my general opinion of this new Kites record. There are absolute moments of greatness (especially his schizophrenic stripped down folkier side) but listening through the pandemonium in hopes of gaining just what Chris Forgues political message is exactly trying to say becomes nearly impossible. I get the sense from listening to this record from front to back that there is a definite structure and purpose to the order they were place in; I just have no idea how to read this brand of noisy Morse code.