Monday, September 24, 2007

Enon - Sabina

Enon's High Society has a place somewhere amongst my favourite albums of all time, and their first album Believo! is a criminally underappreciated gem. However, they've been sort of levelling ever since, and in my opinion none of their recent creative output has surpassed those first two records. Grass Geysers... Carbon Clouds is another decent offering from the band (and their 4th official LP, considering 2005's Lost Marbles and Exploded Evidence was merely a compilation) featuring their unpredictable pop melodies and a mixture of fuzzed out guitars and noise. There aren't many electronic elements this time around, and it feels like an attempt to return to a somewhat straightforward rock sound. Initially, I thought the album seemed a little less interesting because of this approach, but more and more I find myself really getting into it. Fans of Deerhoof should find something to latch onto here, along with fans of John Schmersal and Toko Yasuda's previous bands Brainiac and Blonde Redhead. Grass Geysers... Carbon Clouds hits stores on October 9th.

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1 comment:

Jeff said...

I'm actually glad they're rocking out more on this one. I found 'Hocus Pocus' a little boring.