Spring Heel Jack – Treader – CD

Spring Heel Jack – Treader – CD

Spring-Heel-Jack---Treader---CDSpring Heel Jack – Treader – CD
(Thirsty Ear Recordings) This is a strange thing to be sent to MRZ since it’s ambient/experimental/techno stuff, but it’s a nice change of pace amongst the massive amounts of Punk Rock we usually have to review. There is a heavy emphasis on dance beats with jazz thrown in here and there. A brief perusal thru the disc brought no sign of any vocals. The average track length is 7 minutes. What really stood out to me as very oddly intriguing were tracks 11 and 12 at the end. There is a loose interpretation of two songs from the classic musical The Sound of Music (which I’ve personally been into since childhood). My Favorite Things incorporates guitar distortion and what sounds like a child’s piano, resulting in a unique version of the song. Climb Ev’ry Mountain begins with the sounds of wind whistling on a mountain top and progresses on to everything from pipe organ music and (Ok, I did find some vocals) bizarrely distorted female choir parts. I’d wager this album is not for everyone, but I’d recommend it if you want to try something out of the ordinary.
- Tom CoreKill (2000)

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