“Twisted Crystal” - by Guerilla Toss
紐約獨立搖滾樂團 Guerilla Toss @guerillatoss 於上月釋出全新專輯 “Twisted Crystal” ，趣味地運用人聲效果器，以龐克、噪音搖滾為主，加入放克與電子舞曲的元素，激盪出新的聲音與個性。而更令人印象深刻的是專輯人聲和吉他記憶點的處理，在聽覺上兼具娛樂和琅琅上口的效果。
Guerilla Toss @guerillatoss continues to deliver another entertaining, bold album with surreal guitars, futuristic synthesizers and some witty, catchy hooks and baselines. While presenting a unique sonic identity, they still stay true to their punk/noise rock origin with a good chunk of art pop/funk/electronic dance music elements merged in the record.
“Twisted Crystal” by Guerrilla Toss
Oooooh boy we got some quirky and ZANY pop music for you today! This album is the much anticipated follow up to last years ‘GT Ultra’, which turned a lot of heads and had a lot of people rejoicing the sudden usefulness of art students. Here they return with the same joyous aesthetic but with a noticeably more trippy soundscape and more complex chord progressions. Yes, this is POST-PUNK resurrection, but more importantly it’s some of DAT WEIRD SHIT. Catchy and terrifying, the group spins together a selection of tracks which capture the angst of global warming, the disempowerment by technology and all the terror that comes with realising how small you are in the universe. The hooks all round are pretty a-grade, “Meteorological” being a standout here and will not get out of your head. Playful usage of synths and bass abound, Kassie Carlson’s strained and manic vocals guide us through a rebellion against all things sciencey whilst retaining our empathy and adoration. Defs check out this good short time hanging out with my favourite space-punks.
This will be the last Kreamy ‘Lectric Santa show of the year. Come see the amazing Guerilla Toss and Asheville’s Space Heater are playing to. Show starts at 9pm. Kreamy ‘Lectric Santa is in first so come out. 😊❤️ #guerillatoss#kreamylectricsanta#mothlight
😺🎃Since it’s up on the event I feel like I can finally post this and show y’all! I’m so stoked that I got to do this flyer for one of my fave bands ever. I haven’t done a full color piece in awhile and I’m happy with how it came out. 🎃😺 #halloween#halloweenwithgtoss#guerillatoss#gtoss#flyer
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Guerilla Toss at Hotel Vegas this last friday! So freaking cool. The vid doesn’t do it justice- but it was incredible. I heard insanely funky music from their new album I hadn’t heard before, and they had these absolutely nuts visuals accompanying which really took the whole thing to another world. Damn that shit was fun. And the band playing before, XETAS, are fucking GREAT. Been listening to them since then, such cool shit. #guerillatoss#hotelvegas#austinlivemusic#psychedelic#funk#punk#artrock#experimental#newyorkcity
Recent Records - 10/21/18 // Found the BBNG at Half Price Books of all places. Gtoss continues cranking out addictively bizarre records that I won’t stop buying. @thirstlikes posted about that Khruangbin in some list and piqued my curiosity. @trikbecc spoke at length about that King Crimson LP to @j_r_sodagunhands one night after a Hissing Tiles show while I drifted in and out of consciousness. @demongoblin helped facilitate a dang Venmo transaction for me to snag that Lace LP when I couldn’t make their Cincy show and then hand delivered it to me at a different show I was able to make it to a couple of weeks later. Nice!
Best Del Mes - Sept 2018
Con uds la reseña de un puñado de álbumes que atraparon mi atención en el mes de septiembre, sonidos frescos, experimentales, latinos,europeos, unos potentes y otros muy suaves, sonidos que les piden que le den una oportunidad. +++++++++++++±+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ This time I give you the review of a handful of records that caught my eye this past month, new fresh experimental, Latin, European,sounds, some mighty and other rather soft, that ask you to give them a chance.
1. Niños del cerro - Lance
2. Guerrilla Toss - Twisted Crystal
3. IDLES - Joy as an act of resistance
4. Spiritualized - And nothing hurt