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Korein, George: Memoirs Of A Trilobite (2001-2004)

Quite the mélange of styles and ideas over a four-year period, swirling round and round as though in a centrifuge: electro-punk/pop synths, twangy acoustic guitar, "UFO"-bass (the big, flatulent, analog kind we all love), kit drums and programmed ritmos, metal-ish power chords, shades of Devo and Funkadelic, Pac-Man & Mario Bros. bleeps, blips and bloops, the coupling of a manic guitar freakout and a Teutonic (diatonic) synth motif a la '70s Tangerine Dream — and even an intentionally goofy rap ("The Scoop") that recalls Lamar Latrel's shamelessly funny performance from Revenge Of The Nerds.

Multi-instrumentalist/lyricist/vocalist Korein — one-half of Infidel?/Castro! along with Colin Marston (who fulfills a variety of musical and technical roles on Memoirs) — matches the weirdness with a colorful cast of motley characters from various east coast avant entities. Making appearances are Kayo Dot trumpeter Forbes Graham on "Taking Out A Nanobot (In 8 Bits)," and Stinking Lizaveta guitarist Yanni Papadopoulos on "Only One Person Knows You When You're Down And Out, And That Person Is A Box Of Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies." Korein channels many of the cyberpunk gods of the 1980s; eighteen years later, "Shatterbrain" pays homage to Skinny Puppy's VIVIsect VI and Front 242's Tyranny For You. With a few exceptions, guest spots were self-penned by the third parties, Korein informs us. This release is easily a point of interest for followers of Tzadik and ReR.

Tracklist:

1. Memoirs Of A Trilobite
2. Taking Out A Nanobot (In 8 Bits)
3. A Plea For Parthenogenesis
4. Memoirs Of A Trilobite (Radio Edit)
5. Vega's Gay
6. Love Is Like Estrogen
7. Side Paw
8. Indescribable And Persistent
9. Hwai, Punchy, Break
10. Trilowhat?
11. The Scoop
12. Raise Your Third Eyebrow
13. Memoirs Of A Trilobite (Vegan Cookie Mix)
14. Kill People, Go Shopping
15. The Sound Of Repetition
16. Tactless Dyslexic Carapace
17. The Planting Of The Chronic In My Visage Hydroponic
18. Suburban Dinosaur Safari
19. Memoirs Of A Trilobite (Dance Mix)
20. Hexasexual Polemic
21. Upgraded
22. To(o) Clark Park
23. Only One Person Knows You When You're Down And Out…
24. Shatterbrain
25. Jazz School Vibe
26. Sawdust Toothpaste
27. Tripartite Secession
28. Twilight Of The Bite

Total Time – 79:44

Added: August 2nd 2005
Reviewer: Elias Granillo
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