Review Summary: Rock n’ whatnot.
Big Neck Police conjure bizarre frontiers with a handful of instruments. Betwixt stable and loud, drum-driven rhythms, unorthodox guitar patterns create a dreamlike atmosphere - dreams are weird. This is noise rock, and the frontman leads the chaos with heaps of inane yelps. Some singing is included too. You get a bit of everything in this record, including surprisingly catchy songs. Worth a check eh? See the song Carousel for a song that sounds like a trippier Thrice. Or perhaps you’ll enjoy the post punk energy from the song Not Right. It doesn’t take long for the band to divulge back into weird territory, however. The song Hoof breaks down its previous straight rock, getting quite uncomfortable, with pounding drums amidst guitars creating claustrophobia.
“Disjointed” is the key describer on point, for when Big Neck Police seem to be heading in a predictable direction, they toss that flow out the window. The biggest surprise is that the album is entirely listenable, strange as Hell sometimes, but quite enjoyable. Despite the questionable choice of often sounding insane, their harsh vocal tactics were magnetic. Their choices led to a very unique album, with such variety in colours as to make a painter blush. For those that appreciate artful noise, this gem is for you.