Tuesday, December 18, 2012
SKIMASK- Cute Mutant (2012)
What makes this album unique is also this album's main strength, the backup vocals. forgoing synths and guitars, the backup vocals create a frenzied array of crunchy pedal effects which fill this album with a full sound. The vocals sometimes create bass lines sounding familiar to any fan of DFA 1979 and other times create guitar sounds nearly imitating the sound of Whirlwind Heat.
I cannot stop comparing them to Whirlwind heat because I feel the album holds many of the same strengths and weaknesses. Cute Mutant is an album which sounds like it took too little time to record, but SKIMASK sounds like a band who could improvise a set on the spot.
Overall, this album was pretty decent, and it is an album which contains unholstered fun.
the album can be purchased Here.