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Human Adult Band - Hearing Damage Sessions Album
Human Adult Band - Hearing Damage Sessions Album
Performer: Human Adult Band
Title: Hearing Damage Sessions
Label: Third Uncle Records, Heat Retention Records
Country: US
Released: 2012
Cat: ENO 018, #31
Rating: 4.5/5
Format: MP3, FLAC, WMA
FLAC size: 2947 mb | MP3 size: 1239 mb | WMA size: 1159 mb
Genre: Rock

1The Shaker Pt 1
2A Hole
3Silver Violence
4Byron Lives
5Sixth Sense Incense On X-Mess
7Econo Praxia
8Saint Red Road Trip
9Liquid Paper


With insert which has digital download code on back.

Comments (1)
In a similar citation-heavy mode of album making, Human Adult Band fork over their first LP after celebrating a decade of existence. “Influence” may be too deliberate a term for what’s demonstrated here as one doesn’t necessarily need to study the catalogs of the Buttholes to draw the same conclusions; yet the comparisons still hold and suggest if nothing else a kindred interest in sweating the same structural assumptions. An inevitable reference for the band, “Off” is like the best of Hammerhead’s ‘Ethereal Killer’, and “Silver Violence” and “Econo Praxia” both fake a brooding stew before breaking into the fuzzed-over vocals and hypnotic buzz of Nirvana’s ‘Bleach’, with traces of Mudhoney, Shellac, Unsane. These moments are many, and capture the band at their best – part revivalists, part stalwarts – but they attest to their cognizance through relatively odd-ball tracks like the roadhouse psychedelia of “The Shaker Pt. 1,” the Truman’s Water thrash of “Sixth Sense Incense on X-Mess,” or the Shimmy Disc fodder “A Hole”. Half-between these world, “Byron Lives” is like a mad-mash of discordant jangle, swirling noise, and workhorse percussion stifling a Chicagoan Pegboy/Vic Bondi non-sing (if I bothered to squint at the lyrics, I’d likely find it in tribute to Coley, or more likely Gysin, but surely not the Lord dandy). There’s a coldness to the ‘Hearing Damage Sessions’ – marked by the tinny, trebly percussion and sagging wah of rhythm section – comparable to the emergence of Unwound’s ‘New Plastic Ideas’, sounding like they switched drugs or gave them up altogether. Here’s to another 10 years of keeping us guessing. Recommended. Edition of 500. A co-release with Heat Retention records. --Review taken from Animal Psi Blog