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Eddie the Rat: Once Around the Butterfly Bush

Once Around the Butterfly Bush from Eddie the Rat is sort of like the world's greatest collection of noises, tinkering, and spelunkering (is that even a word?). Utilizing a strange collection of instruments, both traditional and homemade, like recorder, glockenspiel, drums, bass, piano, pots, pans, 2x6's, triangles, and other assorted weapons, Eddie the Rat certainly put the "avant" back in avant-garde. However, it's not all cacaphony and dissonance, as there is plenty of melody hidden within some of these pieces. Tunes like "I Spy A Human Inside Of You", with its charming piano lines amidst the bombastic persussive arrangements, and the progressively complex "Once Around The Butterfly Bush", sees the band focusing more on song based material. The latter has some interesting female vocal amidst the shifting rhythmic patterns, with keyboards and percussion providing the main musical accompaniment. Othewise, there's a lot of clinking and clanking going on, which for some might be a tough listen, but if you can appreciate abstract song structures and an "everything but the kitchen sink" approach to instrumentation, Once Around The Butterfly Bush might prove to be an intriguing listen for you.


Track Listing
1. Anamnesis #1 6:14
2. Mu (Unask The Question) 6:12
3. Dim 3:53
4. There's No Such Place As Outer Space 3:47
5. I Spy A Human Inside Of You 6:09
6. Chasing The Sun 5:28
7. Shortcut 4:57
8. Once Around The Butterfly Bush 6:12
9. Anamnesis #2 10:36

Added: February 20th 2007
Reviewer: Pete Pardo
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Related Link: Edgetone Records
Hits: 2182
Language: english

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