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Infinite Ego – Savior Onasis: Enjoy Your Own Damn Symptom

From the distorted alien FX and feedback that mark "The Omniarch" to the solo banjo piece, "The Gulf Of Silence," the first release by post-rock outfit Savior Onasis—guitarist/leader Infinite Ego and up to three additional players—is an almost uproariously diverse collection of instrumentals that run the gamut of rock and non-rock styles. "Where Kansas City and the North Atlantic Collide" is split between a short volley of accordion, pizzicato violin and brass samples, and two minutes of ambient soundscaping, "Another Damn Blue Shirt" employs a "rock & roll" chamber quartet motif and samples by turntablist Detmold. The album's crowning achievement is the fourteen minute-plus "No Other Sign," which looses more bursts of Ozricoid loops at first, but gives way to a tougher power trio demeanor that sounds like Trey Gunn and Steve Hunter on a heavy fusion trip. Ego (playing a 7-string), second guitarist/bassist David Zahorsky, and drummer Kristian Ball rock out and space out in this turbulent journey that serves to proffer more tasty licks than a doe on a salt block. "Steam Engine" is the second cousin of "No Other Sign," "Gulf" is not dissimilar to what one encounters on Kyle Dawkins' Solponticello release Conasauga, and "June Bug Jelly" also curbs its boisterous veneer to close the album on an acoustic note (two untitled hidden bonus tracks follow). It's a shame a band of this caliber lingers (currently) in obscurity — let's help to change that.

Tracklist:

1. Heinskits Velvet (Backside Theme)
2. The Ego Dome
3. Another Damn Blue Shirt
4. No Other Sign
5. I Wish This House Could Fly
6. Steam Engine
7. Where Kansas City and the North Atlantic Collide
8. The Omniarch
9. The Gulf Of Silence
10. Tasty Zamples of Pear Germs: Emin Eye? Emin Ewe?
11. June Bug Jelly
12.-13. [untitled]

Total time – 61:49

Added: October 3rd 2004
Reviewer: Elias Granillo
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