Archive for March, 2012
The Hai’s Texas-based Water Gun Water Gun Sky Attack has released his nth full-length album, entitled “Slew.”
It contains acoustic guitar, a different acoustic guitar, an electric guitar, coherent vocals, incoherent vocals, spoken word, field recordings, bleeps, bloops, saws, squares, a twelve-minute track, a two-minute track, and too much percussion(tm).
ALSO KNOWN AS: Snailhead
POISON: Rock music
WEAPON/S OF CHOICE: Orange bass, red guitar, synth, drum machine, other gadgets.
KNOWN ASSOCIATES: A Problem Like Maria, Water Gun Water Gun Sky Attack, Ghost Magnet, The Flying Batteries, Timothy Zen.
CLAIM TO FAME: My first album was 10 tracks with a 12 minute running time. I like short songs.
RUMOR HAS IT: My second album will be out soon. It’s called “Eating Animals.” It might be upwards of 15 minutes long.
I was impressed with the beats that Almost Technicolor provides on this collaboration, particularly on the title track. The production features plenty of bass, some bold beats, synth and spacey background noises that pulls it all together nicely. There is a lot of depth and textures that help envelop the listener in the music. Maria comes through with some great singing, although I will say I could do without some of the vocal effects on her voice… Although not a completely engaging series of songs, this EP showcases A Problem Like Maria expanding on her vocal abilities and Almost technicolor working with both conventional beats as well as experimental.
The Hai’s Texas-based Water Gun Water Gun Sky Attack will be releasing his first, second, or third album (depending on who you ask) on March 26, 2012. Yes, that’s in six days. Six days is less than a week.
The name of this album is Slew. The album will contain vocals and acoustic guitar by WGWGSA, too much percussion, samples of a yoga ball being thrown against a wall, white noise being used as a snare drum, incomprehensible lyrics, a track shorter than two minutes, a track longer than twelve minutes, and a recording of a drunk man playing QWOP.
The cover art of this album is above, and can be deciphered with a modicum of pattern recognition.