That 1 Guy
The Moon Is Disgusting


3.5
great

Review

by Meatplow USER (111 Reviews)
May 22nd, 2009 | 11 replies | 4,695 views


Release Date: 2007 | Tracklist

Review Summary: The honey tastes sweeter when you anger the bees, the moon is disgusting, it's made out of cheese.

1 of 1 thought this review was well written

That 1 Guy is Mike Silverman, a California based classically trained musician who is best known for having built his own crazy performance instrument known as The Magic Pipe. It's a daunting contraption to look at, and one unfamiliar can only wonder the spectacle of a live performance (he has gotten a lot of praise for stealing the show from the likes of Buckethead, which is no mean feat).

The Moon Is Disgusting is his 2007 follow-up to debut Songs in the Key of Beotch, sporting a ridiculously awful title and album cover. This is completely intentional I assure you, and is not a bad thing at all once the music kicks in and you realise hell, this is surprisingly good. Opening track The Moon Is Disgusting has shades of Les Claypool in it's plucked intro, building up to some sinister sounding synth parts which ultimately comes off as something like Primus gone industrial. The lyrics are catchy as hell, Mike's stoner delivery on the verses straightforward amusing as he fires one nonsensical line after another (the honey tastes sweeter when you anger the bees/the moon is disgusting, it's made out of cheese). It's an exceptionally solid track, unfortunately the rest of the album doesn't fare so well.

The rest of the album keeps a uniform sound, which could be seen as a good thing if you like That 1 Guys signature sound or a bad thing if you want a bit of variety. The vast majority of tracks here such as Bananas, Mash, Guara and Mustaches all feel like some kind of mutant disco with odd instrumentation, Buttmachine (the most popular track off the album) definitely the best of the lot of these. Stuff like Oranges, Jigsaw and Dig vary it up a little sonically but tend to rely on a driving, seasick funk which persists throughout the entire album. Mike's lyrics are mostly centered on nonsensical rubbish, which does get tiring throughout but he has a good vocal delivery and it fits well with the style of music being played. The only real surprise on The Moon Is Disgusting is closing track Rainbow, which is a long ambient electronic track which approaches the 15 minute mark and is unlike anything else on here. In terms of consistently it probably hurts the album a little, but it is good nonetheless.

Mike Silverman and his crazy magic pipe makes That 1 Guy certainly an artist of interest, at the very least The Moon Is Disgusting features a number of solid tracks which unfortunately are mostly indistinguishable from one another on first listen. The title track however is worth it alone, and tracking his activities in the future might be a wise bet as this is one act just bursting with potential.



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Meatplow
May 22nd 2009



5524 Comments


http://www.that1guy.com/

nice. also I apologise for my recent spewing out of reviews if it's bothering anybody

Willie
Moderator
May 22nd 2009



15876 Comments


Sounds like this will be worth checking out. Nice review.

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Meatplow
May 22nd 2009



5524 Comments


thanks man. love the title track off this a lot, it kicks ass

Waior
May 22nd 2009



11425 Comments


I actually laughed at the summary. I never laugh. Good review though.

Meatplow
May 22nd 2009



5524 Comments


it's a wet cheese, left out in the cold, the moon is disgusting or so i've been told

MassiveAttack
May 22nd 2009



2688 Comments


Are you suffering from sleep deprivation because you are going non-stop? lol

Meatplow
May 22nd 2009



5524 Comments


yeah man its like 7 am i've written more reviews over the past 8 hours then I have in the past 3 months

AtavanHalen
May 23rd 2009



17927 Comments


Love this guy.

Eclectron
May 24th 2009



10 Comments


I need to get one of his albums. He opened for buckethead and i was amazed, he played an electric saw and a percussive electric cowboy boot as well.

PuddlesPuddles
February 2nd 2010



4764 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Haha this is fun and pretty funky, thanks Meaty

magillorilla
April 18th 2012



9 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

He is absolutely amazing live.



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