Label: Discus Music
*In process of stocking* "Wild, wooly, wet, wacky, and quite wonderful new outing from Discus’s primo sound-warping sextet, led by arch poet/spoken word maven Bo Meson. Eccentric is but one mild way to describe the spontaneous wordplay, improvisational acrobatics, and general weirdness to be found percolating across this bafflingly odd disc. Behind Meson’s stream-of-consciousness phrasing lurks guitarist Andy McAuley, synthesist Jez Creek, saxophonist Martin Archer, bassist Peter Rophone, and cellist Sarah Palmer, all of whom lend their distinctive talents forthwith, every bit the aural analogs to Meson’s otherworldly warblings.
Channelling Mark E. Smith, Damo Suzuki, Captain Beefheart, Copernicus, and other like-minded vocal gymnasts, Meson’s cut ’n’ paste techniques surely echo that of Burroughs, Beckett, et al, but like those chaps he’s got some folks behind him with real chops...... Meson’s twisted tale of dank corridors and gothic travelogues accompanied by Archer’s strangulated cries and his cohort's similarly wrecked tones, constantly forming new shapes and colors right before your very eyes/ears. Black sonic magic, realized by a motley crew of sonic alchemists at the peak of their respective powers." - Darren Bergstein