I wanted to explore more of the Rocket Records catalogue and settled on S&S... A lot of label hype here,not all of it justified,for me.
There's a lot of hybridisation going on here...some of which could make viable cultivars and some that just won't grow into healthy specimens in the long run.
I take issue with "necro-Neck grooves"...er,no; Lloyd and Tony don't construct in this way at all,I think (at least not from conversations i've had with them or from the numerous gigs i've seen),necrotic or not...
There isn't that level of evolving pattern here (if only)...there are some very nice,solid grooves and interesting off-kilter glitches (although they can get a bit Pixar Sound Effect for me at times)but it isn't "reckless audio endangerment" (try Zu's 'Carboniferous' for a good example of that)...
So,let's not get beyond ourselves here...some very good music but not a "unique niche" yet,I feel...but then any band worth their salt don't buy into the label hype (do they?) or care at all about what I think (and rightly so)...in the final analysis,make up your own mind.
Favorite track: Writing Poetry On Your Forehead With The Tip Of a Hunting Knife.