Vital Weekly #933 – Tongue Muzzle “Lobster Cock and Friends” (2014)

Tongue Muzzle is band with a varying membership and with varying interests, but perhaps a unity in choosing odd titles for their releases. They have a background in improvisation and these two releases are quite apart. ‘Lobster Cock & Friends’ has many guests on bass, synthesizer, accordion and devices, whamolom beatbox and vocals, and is quite rhythm heavy. A nice stomping sound, which is not unlike say dance music (techno), but then pulled into a rock context. Synth heavy too, so perhaps this is kraut, techno and rock mixed together. Seven pieces which lasted thirty-five minutes and I wouldn’t have minded this to last a big longer as I very much enjoyed this. It’s a heavy release throughout, sound wise, but also music wise. The last piece, ‘Laughs At The Demon’ seemed a bit out place. An Edgar Allan Poe story is recited through the phone lines and on top a band has a introspective space jam, without much rhythm. Very psychedelic and surely nice enough, but maybe on an album of more of this?

Review by; Frans de Waard

Originally published in Vital Weekly #933 here:
http://www.vitalweekly.net/933.html

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