Everything you know, respect, identify and love about rock music and rock bands is butchered, torched and destroyed, yet somehow the music...still rocks. ....Being that nobody likes to hear a band talking about themselves..here is a review of the album........from someone we don't' know... Recorded by Matt Corrigan Reviewer -Val Barbaro For those of you who complain about all bands sounding the same these days, Choexperiment could be worth looking into. They're like your best friend from junior high's weird older brother - the one who would be excused by phrases like 'Oh, that's just my brother. He's like that all the time.' A laughable yet creepy kind of eccentricity. 'Experiment' is definitely the word to use for the eclectic work on Choexperiment's self-titled album, though an experiment to what end the band itself might not even know. The compilation fluctuates from genuine singing to guttural gorillalike grunting, asthmatic breathing, and human barking; from harmonic to spastic instrumentation; from fuzzy synthesizer additions to track splices that have the same pingy quality as the musical GloWorm you had when you were four. Early Ween-esque in it's overall sense of the ridiculous, Primus-y in it's resoundingly twangy bass lines and hick vocals on 'Your Cusp,' and Dead Milkmen-like in it's extended storytelling lyrics on the album's more coherent tracks, Choexperiment covers quite a range without mimicking any one genre too closely. With song titles as elaborate as 'Robot Action Figure 'When a Man Loves a Robot'' and lyrics as nonsensical as 'From the tree I can see where you got your shots. I can't help but believe you are a girl,' it's rather obvious that Choexperiment has a sense of humor. But it's a warped carnival of demented nightmare-inspiring calliope themes that leaves you feeling a little vulnerable and maybe just a little unclean. Though it's effluvia is one of weird for weird's sake, like some pomoish audio collection accompanying a video installation piece involving eggbeaters, it doesn't stoop to the level of being mere noise. You shouldn't take it seriously either because the band itself doesn't-but why bother taking it seriously? It's just plain bizarre and should be left at that. Whether or not anyone could survive an entire show with this sort of basis is another matter altogether. (self-released) Contact: Choexperiment.com.
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