Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Stinking Lizaveta Sacrifice and Bliss

This is the new cd by Stinking Lizavetta a band I had pigeonholed as a Dischord related jazz band from Philly. Then I moved on. The Dischord relation is tenous at best-a record released by Joe Lally and maybe some tours together. The jazz thing is a little more substantial but doesn't really hint at what you are getting here. They have also been putting out records since I pigeon holed them, and based on Sacrifice and Bliss, I am going to have to track the others down. This 10 song shredder is their sixth album on At a Loss Recordings There is a real SST Flag/Ginn vibe filtered through some riffing that reminds me of Left Insane of a more stoned Blast. But it is also done with more prog/fusion noodling. Somehow it works. Maybe a less ironic Fucking Champs? Simpy Saucer vs Black Flag vs Mahavishnu but as a 3 piece with no horns. But good.....
These people tour their asses off and this would be pretty sick to see live. Nice to see a band that is pretty self contained and self propelled. Play shows, put out records, repeat.
You also have to admire the sort of untamed oddness of the Papadopoulos brothers. They seem like they could be the house band at Bilenky's bike shop.

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