"The Master's Voice" (Smog Veil; 2007)

Reviewed by Mike SOS

Juxtaposing punk rock, spoken word, acid jazz, and complete musical freedom, Unknown Instructors keeps the beatnik spirit alive on their second offering, "The Master's Voice." 

Comprised by veterans of the punk rock and garage rock circuit (Mike Watt, George Hurley, Joe Baiza, and Dan McGuire, with some vocal presence courtesy of Raymond Pettibon and David Thomas), this eclectic 10-track disc pushes the boundaries of rock in a very poetic, free-form method that probably goes down smoothest with a double latte in a basement cafe located somewhere in lower Manhattan. 

If you dig avant-garde rock with a ton of essential improvisational musical jams supplying the fuel, then "The Master's Voice" is an album you need to experience. 

For more information, check out www.smogveil.com

Rating Guide:

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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