Lafcadio

Sham Duvet


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  1. An Example of the Reaction to a World-Wide Decision to Silence the Mentally Ill
  2. The Hours and Days Leading up to the Coming of a Prophet
  3. Noticing Drastic Changes in Individuality and Enlightenment at Such a Young Age
  4. Something to Die For
  5. Untitled
  6. A Complete and Thorough Lashing Out At People And Acquaintances Of Whom One Carries The Burdon For
  7. The Effects Of Anti-Psychotic Medication Forced Upon The Unfortunate Souls Who May or May Not Need Them
  8. The Epiphany

Description

Catalog #: JNR10   Release Date: 05/08/2006

LAFCADIO is a band growing out of metal's deep-rooted traditions of darkness, noise, and riffage, but they're always somewhere on the outer edge of ritual and convention. The Indianapolis based 4 piece add new options to the prog/math sound. Their wide array of influences (from King Crimson to Mike Patton; Melvins to Don Caballero) fuse and recombine into a new-synthesis---like some kind of psycho-symphonic experimental cockrock-core.

With their debut album, Sham Duvet, the group has embedded narrative toys with the troublesome dichotomy between religious epiphany and schizophrenic dementia. The epic protagonist, 'Sham Duvet', is a neurotic/ prophetic figure with a messiah complex. Is Sham really a psychopath? Are his messianic ambitions ultimately hallucinations? Of course they are. This isn't the ethereal lute-song of Handel's Messiah symphony. This is fucking metal.
 
LAFCADIO delivers their songs with a brutal elegance, but they don't shy away from manic absurdity and the clownish aspect of doom. Sham Duvet is speckled with the humorous and the absurd; giving this prog-math-metal group a sense of authenticity. The music is conceptual but not contrived.
 
This album has a big concept; but the main point is: it rocks. Don't let the framework fool you---the point is to bang your head, not think with it.

Lafcadio - Sham Duvet http://www.joyfulnoiserecordings.com/images/detailed/0/jnr10-web.jpg <p> LAFCADIO is a band growing out of metal&#39;s deep-rooted traditions of darkness, noise, and riffage, but they&#39;re always somewhere on the outer edge of ritual and convention. The Indianapolis based 4 piece add new options to the prog/math sound. Their wide array of influences (from King Crimson to Mike Patton; Melvins to Don Caballero) fuse and recombine into a new-synthesis---like some kind of psycho-symphonic experimental cockrock-core.</p> <div> With their debut album, Sham Duvet, the group has embedded narrative toys with the troublesome dichotomy between religious epiphany and schizophrenic dementia. The epic protagonist, &#39;Sham Duvet&#39;, is a neurotic/ prophetic figure with a messiah complex. Is Sham really a psychopath? Are his messianic ambitions ultimately hallucinations? Of course they are. This isn&#39;t the ethereal lute-song of Handel&#39;s Messiah symphony. This is fucking metal.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> LAFCADIO delivers their songs with a brutal elegance, but they don&#39;t shy away from manic absurdity and the clownish aspect of doom. Sham Duvet is speckled with the humorous and the absurd; giving this prog-math-metal group a sense of authenticity. The music is conceptual but not contrived.</div> <div> &nbsp;</div> <div> This album has a big concept; but the main point is: it rocks. Don&#39;t let the framework fool you---the point is to bang your head, not think with it.</div> $7.00

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