A horrible hack

Jason Martin

Power Animal System Methods

Year Released: 2016
Format: LP
Label: PeterWalkee
Reviewed by Ted Reynolds on Sep 26, 2017
Straight off the bat the first song reminds me of Sean Na Na, or maybe a sprinkle of Lou Reed, but then it later drops into some nice post punk funky business, like a more minimal !!! style, this styling continues throughout the record - art folk mixes into art funk. I'm guessing he is from New York, because a definite New York art rock feel to it, but catchy at the same time.

I believe this is part of an art project, and this guy has been doing this art/music for many years, previously with The Brown Cuts Neighbors. So although this is enjoyable enough, I wonder if it would be better in the form of a live performance, I believe it's all half animal/half human from another dimension, so like Bojack Horseman, but from another dimension. I think you can work that out.

I really enjoyed the first song on the second side Power Poodle, but I do feel the second side drops in interest for me anyway. It's not bad by any means, it just doesn't hold the interest as well as side one did for me, it feels a little flatter and not as oddball as the first side, they is a great organ bit in the last song 'My Blank Pages'.

Stand out tracks are 'Wolf People', and 'Let Me Go Help Please', great weirdo art rock. Its deffo worth a listen, but if you could see it live that's certainly what I would be the most interested in.

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