Feverdreams- Words and Music
From Aural Innovations #39 (May 2008)
After 9 years of releases, collaborations, and compilations in the U.S., U.K.,
Japan, and Russia, the latest Feverdreams CD is out on the Fitual Recordings
label. WORDS AND MUSIC BY ALBERT CAMUS: hardcore experimental, artin' hard!!
Recited vocals that sound a bit amateurish which I guess isn't a bad thing?!
Gets very loud, intense, truly twisted, some guitar, drones, hell yeah, pretty
badass!! Stops and then becomes something totally different, quiet notes from
a flute/some kinda noisemaker! Yes, very nice. CRAWLING BACK IN: loud drone with
guitar strum! It's distortin' my speakers! Pre-recorded vocals with industrial
experimental drone/growl, ok, sounds very 80's to me! DOSESQUE: some jazzy guitar
and bass with mechanical repeated drone in background, weird! TERMINAL: almost
Asian sounding drums, then the vocal by Jerry Lloyd! "Death runs deep in
my family... better start living that life you've been talking about." Pretty
great lyrics!! BLUE EYES: more intense droney dronage, some gal talking about
how blue eyed people are smarter and cleaner than brown eyed people. WORDS AND
MUSIC BY BILL HICKS: big dumb rock drums and bluesy guitar with Bill Hicks standup.
WORDS AND MUSIC BY MABEL CODY: guitar rumble, speaker static, pretty cool, reminds
me of ST 37. Some messed up lo-fi vocal, a duet! Again, takes me back to the
80's! THANKSGIVING (ALA "7:00 NEWS " BY S&G) some marimba? xylophone!
pretty cool, along with space drone noise! Yes, very nice! The TV/radio bits
muck it up a bit for me! But I guess for people born in the 80's onward this
is a new sound?!?! IMPLODE: this one has a nice still spacey feel, no annoying
tapes yet. LIKE THERE'S NO TOMORROW: futuristic, percussion, short. THE NEXT
DAY: murky keyboard riff with pre-recorded vocal from a movie!? Is it great or
shit!? Great shit! Stops, starts up in different mode, nice drone with weird
sounds. STALE: more of the same, very quiet in parts. Then some inept bass strummage
with the dorky 4 track living room vocals. Some of the worst vocals and lyrics
I've heard in awhile, maybe since 1987!? Like Ween without any of the good parts.
TAHTAR: this one's kinda nice, more droney noises. BIRDS OF PREY: now is the
chord organ, some loud metal guitar rumble, whispered lo-fi vocals! ALGERNON
KNEW: guitar squall, more annoying vocals. I saw that Foxy Digitalis gave this
CD 8 stars but I just don't see it! To me it's very dated and unoriginal with
not nearly enough nice tones.
You can visit the record label web site at: http://www.myspace.com/fitualrecordings
YOu can visit the band web site at: http://www.myspace.com/feverdreamsmusic
Reviewed by Carlton Crutcher