Seth Surmises – Hissing Fauna Are You The Destroyer

OfMontreal-Hissing Fauna, Are You the Destroyer?

Preconceived Notions: The huge clunky verbose title makes me think I’m in Coheed territory.

Postconceived Notions: Time travel toLondonevery decade from the late 60s to the present, buy weed and mushrooms, and steal a record from the dude you scored from. Rinse, repeat.

Favored Tracks: Bunny Ain’t No Kind of Rider, She’s a Rejecter

Unfavored Tracks: The Past Is a Grotesque Animal- A 12 minute song? Are they trying to kill me? If this were a third the length, it’d be on the Fav list…

Overall: Wow. Delightfully cribbed hits of Acid-era Beatles, Bee Gees, Bowie, Pink Floyd, Joy Division, Queen, and Steven Trask stirred with clever winking lyrics in a New wave psychedelic discofunk gumbo. It has the feel of a single strange personality driving all the creativity. It easily could be a home studio creation from a multi-talented musician.

Rating: 4.0

Extra Credit: There is no one album that will carry this same schizo-vibe, but listen to the Vapors- New Clear Days because you only know the worse song on that album.

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Seth (in a nutshell) is an aging punk rocker and five year resident of Cubistan, taking the office job after many years in music & fashion retail. He is a lifelong New England resident, with the exception of a year spent in Orlando Florida, the armpit of the universe. He is a skeptical cynic with a hairtrigger bullshit detector. Seth lives in Brass City, Connecticut with his wife, Vicki; his cat, Norwegian Black Metal; and his wife’s cat, who’s name he forgets.


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