HORSE the band is the most original band i have ever heard. I think Nintendocore is the perfect caterigory for this band. The Mechanical Hand is very strange at times. The guitarist has a good connection with the synth player and they show this thoughout the album with various harmonies and technicality.
Don't get me wrong, I LOVE R. Borlax. HORSE the Band's second full-length album, The Mechanical Hand, ends up being a significant improvement over it. As gimmicky as certain aspects of the record are, there is no denying that Nathan Winneke and this dorky entourage tried their hand at innovation. The CD also features the band's most focused lineup.