Reviewed by R. Scott Bolton
I think I can say this with fair accuracy: You've never heard anything like Bald Daisy.
A bizarre crossing of Marilyn Manson, Pink Floyd, Alanis Morrisette(!) and early Alice Cooper (we're talking "Pretties For You"-era Cooper here), Bald Daisy offer nothing if not a unique listening experience. Imagine the band that plays in the hippest, most psychedelic night club in Hell and you'll get a vague idea here.
Haunting vocals seep like a ghost into your brain. Bass guitars throb, keyboards sigh and moan. Percussion appears at the strangest times and, once in awhile, a violin cuts in, its off-timing and slightly off-key entrance cutting into your mind like a knife. And that's not even to mention the djembe the didgeridoo or the ocarina. Yeah, you read right.
It's weird shit, man. Like a drug trip captured on a CD.
The band describes their music as "music that is heavy and beautiful, high energy and ambient with feminine vocals that are haunting and ethereal." That's a pretty good description. It's definitely not for everyone but, as I said above, it's nothing if not unique. To find out if it's for you, visit their website and listen to some of the sound samples there.
Bald Daisy: Erigeron - vocals; Calvus - guitar, bass, sequences, hand drums, djembe, didgeridoo, ocarina.
For more information, check out http://www.balddaisy.com.
A classic. This record will kick your ass.
Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.
So-so. You've heard better.
Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.
Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.
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