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Dysrhythmia: Pretest

" DYSRHYTHMIA foster a looseness in their lack of allegiance that makes their genre transitions seem seamless, harmonious, surgically precise. Few bands think of making the jump from KING CRIMSON to HENRY COW to WIRE or DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN (even fewer are bold enough to try it)"

–PHILADELPHIA CITY PAPER

Accolades such as this one abound when speaking of this band. The promo copy comes with at least 6 pages worth of hype. Pretest is Dysrhythmia's 3rd effort, and my first exposure to the band. A trio made up of (as listed on the inner sleeve) Clayton Ingerson- Pilot (bass), Jeff Eber- Navigator (drums), and Kevin Hufnagel- Liaison (guitar). Together , they're an explosive hybrid of avant prog, punk, surf music, and general mayhem. Hard, fast , and loose; Dysrhythmia come at you with both barrels blazin' as they rip through one instrumental track after another. Imagine Djam Karet going garage band and you'll get a sense of their genre. The garage band sound unfortunately, may be the one deterrent from this disc. This band is already legendary in the North-Eastern United States for their blistering live shows, yet unfortunately that energy does not come across as well as it could in the studio. I believe that this is a minor flaw which can be easily remedied with a more experienced hand behind the console. Watch out for these guys because their star is definitely on the rise.

Added: July 1st 2003
Reviewer: Yves Dube
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Related Link: Dysrhythmia Website
Hits: 2018
Language: english

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