Electro Quarterstaff sai uuden albuminsa valmiiksi

Kirjoittanut Arto Mäenpää - 21.11.2010

Kanadalainen instrumentaalista heavy metallia soittava Electro Quarterstaff on saanut uuden albuminsa valmiiksi. ”Aykroyd” nimeä kantava levy julkaistaan ensi vuoden keväällä Willowtip Recordsin kautta CD:nä ja War On Music Recordsin kautta LP:nä. Albumin nauhoitti John Paul Peters ja masteroi Alan Douches. Kappale nimeltä ”Descent By Annihilation Operator” on nyt kuunneltavissa täällä. Lue lisää nähdäksesi bändin kommentit albumista.

It may take us three years to write a record, but better late than never, right? Our Aykroyd album is a 40 minute extract of musical punchlines that have been cracking us up in our jam space for the last three years as a supercharged quintet since the addition of our bassosaurus, Marty Thiessen. A guru of jazz funk hipcheck beatdowns, Marty furnishes the band with a luxurious layer of global warming which allows the trinity of rusty corkscrewed guitars to explore serpent coiled passageways and renegade escape routes through the dark halls of bittersweet harmony and dissonance.

The greatest difference between Aykroyd and Gretzky is the emphasis we’ve placed on blackened comedy in the attitude of our music. Strategic blast beat proton bombardment punctuates chipmunk cheeks full of hangnail shaped riffs which spontaneously arrange themselves into cosmic pentagrams of circus peanuts upon deployment. In other words, big laughs and bad vibes all around. Usually I’m sick of my own records by the time they’re mixed and mastered, but Aykroyd still eats off the floor and lifts up my skirt like a deprived predator out on parole. The harmonies are still thick and tangled like peanut butter in shag carpet, and the delivery is dolphin meat in shark’s teeth. Party’s over.