Skinless Puppy In A Bag O' Salt
Burn


3.5
great

Review

by MisterBeergut USER (1 Reviews)
February 17th, 2013 | 11 replies


Release Date: 2009 | Tracklist

Review Summary: take everything you love about conventional music and throw it out the window

Abstract "necroprog" band Skinless Puppy in a Bag o' Salt seem to have appeared out of thin air to release their debut EP, "Burn".

This is quite an interesting release, indeed. Throughout the 5 songs, a wide variety of musical ground is covered and no song sounds even remotely similar. The production of this EP is raw, and for lack of better words it sounds like it was recorded on a tape recorder in a basement. However, all the instruments are clearly audible. The drums tend to overpower the mix, but not to the point where it renders the music unlistenable. Apparently these guys don't have a bassist, but the music still delivers.

Opener "Burn" is an upbeat, ambitious instrumental passage that summarizes the content of the EP rather well as it progresses through various tempos and moods. You can tell that these guys don't take themselves too seriously and are having fun playing their music.

The drummer plays a bass drum-heavy style reminiscent of john bonham but somewhat sloppier. However, he includes some pretty cool fills and never detracts from the music. The guitarist plays in a simple-yet-skillful, laid-back style that both contrasts and compliments the drums and together they form a very odd but intriguing sound.

Vocals only appear on a few tracks, often just mumbling incoherently underneath the wall of sound. However, they sound great in the rare moments when they are decipherable, especially on the cover of Neil Young's classic "Cortez the Killer".

The last 3 songs of the EP together form a suite of sorts. "Last Tears of the Sun" sounds like an experimental mix of zeppelin and floyd. it's rather bizarre but certainly demonstrates the experimental ambitions of the musicians. "Winds of the Void" sounds like an unreleased outtake from Dark Side of the Moon that echoes along with wailing vocal lines before seguing into "The Destruction of Time" which verges on noise territory and ends the album with a monstrous, loud implosion of chaos. It feels like you're being sucked into a black hole inside a microwave while being pummeled into the abyss.

Overall, SPIABOS deliver a solid, quirky release that is a refreshing listen. This eclectic EP will make you scratch your head and think "What the *** am i listening to?" one moment and have you entranced in a daze at the next. It's sloppy and unpolished but it clearly demonstrates a band with potential. Recommended for fans of avante-garde experimental music.

stream the EP for free at http://skinlesspuppyinabagosalt.bandcamp.com


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MisterBeergut
February 16th 2013


21 Comments


don't know why the album art isn't showing

MisterBeergut
February 16th 2013


21 Comments


sweet EP, check it out sputnik

Buzzkillr
February 16th 2013


1541 Comments


sweet, I was just looking for a review of this. thanks for spamming the link in other threads

pissbore
February 16th 2013


9935 Comments


awesome band name

Kman418
February 16th 2013


10605 Comments


So I heard this was really shitty

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Calc
February 16th 2013


12214 Comments


"Hailing from Antarctica"

I'm calling horseshit, but I'm loving the band's name

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MisterBeergut
February 16th 2013


21 Comments


you should check'm out

Sniff
February 16th 2013


1162 Comments


You in the band?

lucasjcockcroft
February 16th 2013


3707 Comments


ghey

spookynewghostfriend
February 5th 2014


3984 Comments


wat

spookynewghostfriend
March 17th 2014


3984 Comments


wAT



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