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Bloarzeyd
delirious insane ventilator of bloarzeyd
Wooden Man

Rating: 7.2/10 ?


June 26, 2007
Not knowing what to expect, delirious insane ventilator of bloarzeyd arrived at my door with a bouquet filled more with questions than answers: How do I pronounce the band's name? Is the dead cow with the bow part of the narrative of the disc? Is this going to sound like The White Stripes?

Quickly, most of those questions were answered. While I still do not know how to say the band's name, I can see how a dead cow would make sense and these guys sound nothing like The White Stripes. The band, made up of a Phil on bass and vocals and a Mike on drums, produces a monstrous sound on their debut. Throughout the album, the bass is heavy, like a jackhammer pounding on the ears and the drumming of Mike, while similarly weighty, can also be thin and colorful. This is especially evident on "#include ," a jazz-infused cut that acts like a drum solo. Another track that takes the band in a different direction is "lost guy," in which Phil's usually incomprehensible vocals take a dream-like turn as Mike plays more thin drums in the background.

Clocking in at a little over a half hour, delirious insane ventilator is almost constantly laying an assault on the senses. But for all their bombast, the duo do retain a sense of humor about themselves; Phil and Mike can be heard laughing on "accidental stain" and the humorous song titles - "welcome to the linuxworld you stupid geek!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1," "a tragic anvil related accident occurs during flim flam's trip to wiz waz island," and "survey says: you look ridiculous in those youth-size tee shirts" just to name - are more fitting than fashionable, as there is definitely something different about this band. If you're tired of wearing the same old sound and are open to something new, try Bloarzeyd on for size. They just might fit.

Reviewed by Nate Logan
Hailing from Indianapolis, Indiana, Nate Logan is a contributing writer to LAS who will be going to Minnesota in the fall to pursue a MFA in poetry. He hopes to develop some weird accent as a result of his time in the North.

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