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Can Can Heads - Butter Life


posted by Dave on 03.11.14 12:56 in Music Reviews Print  

SCORE: 2 HUZZAH!*
Even when chaos seems to be the prevailing force, you notice that there is a steady pattern from one instrument or other anchoring the whole thing. And when order seems established, with every member on the same page, you suddenly realise it's all been a con, and you're being swept off on a wave of energy. Energy. That's probably the image that keeps tumbling into my mind as I listen to "Butter Life": it's like being caught inside an overcharged plasma globe, filaments of electricity discharging from every angle.


I have long enjoyed music that is raucous, uncompromising, angry, screaming, agitated, energetic, charged with emotions, social and political leanings, and a degree of archness. From Frank Zappa and The Fugs to Fishbone and Fugazi, from John Zorn's Naked City to The Thing, from the Bonzo Dog Doodah Band to The Goats, from Captain Beefheart to Les Claypool. Even the recent offering from Møster! is thoroughly soaked in this kind of energy.

 

Sounding out from Finland, Can Can Heads are certainly raucous and irreverent, and their latest album, "Butter Life" hammers along with no regard for musical convention, high art or low art, or any other constraint that could be thrown at a musician. Such notions, so cherished by critics and musicologists, simply bounce off these guys. Together since 1993, they have found their "thing" (I'm not gonna give it a name: they call it "Ramones meets Albert Ayler”. ...


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