Nightcrawler 1947 Demo
By Marcus Pan
In step Neightcrawler 1947 in 2004. Made up
of Matt Rudd (bass/lyrics/electronics), D
(drums/percussion/electronics/vocals/art/lyrics/hat rack) and Simon Inferior
(vocals/electronicws) with stuido member Damien Krystov (electronics/vocals).
They need a fucking generator of their own in the backyard of their homes just
to play because of all the electronics I'm guessing. That probably tells us why
it's so muddy throughout this demo CD - everyone's stepping on everyone else's
Notice there's no guitar listed. And note that all three of
them doing electronics wasn't enough - they had to call Krystov in to add to
the electronic ensembles. There was a scene in the movie The Aviator
when Hughes was laughed at for needing more cameras for his airplane movie.
"You don't think you have it with x cameras?" "No...x more should do it."
This reminds me of that. Meanwhile on Emma I swear those are strumming
guitars. I'm wondering if they forgot to mention guitars in D's list of
Nightacrawler somehow seems kind of...broken. Nothing fits
right, like the nine tracks here on the demo are actually nine separate 300
piece puzzles. And Nightcrawler 1947 poured them all on the floor at the same
time and put all the wrong pieces with all the wrong puzzles in all the wrong
parts so you have nothing resembling a discernible song. William Burroughs
would shoot a wad over it, though, even if I don't.
There are some interesting elements - the groovy bassline of
Malus for example combined with the extraterrestrial background synths
is fine, but then a boorish drumbeat and disassociated vocals are thrown in to
create an incorrect fitting. Deathflower likewise has a nice bassline
and background synthwork, but then the vocals once again aren't quite sure what
song they're from and kind of ramble without merit to anything around it.
I have to pass on this one. I think it's ballsy to form a
band with no guitarist...i'll buy that for a dollar. Neat-o, bass only. But it
seems to me that, other than the initial idea of this being interesting
ideawise, the execution isn't done right. The guitar(s) would have solidified
the otherwise mish-mashy accoutrements of Nightcrawler 1947. Give them
something to attach to rather than fall to puzzle pieces on my floor.
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