7 SHADES-BURSTING (prog/punk/pop/psych pranksters) CDSNAFU RECORDINGS
The much anticipated second album from prog/punk/pop/psych pranksters 7shades.
Crammed to the gills with all manner of melodic, harmonic and rhythmic deviance, this is a band that is clearly not afraid to venture into the lesser-travelled realms of maximalism.
Self-professed devotees of the work of Tim Smith and Cardiacs, that inherited DNA is still in strong evidence throughout 'Bursting', but as a whole the album seems to be striking out in a myriad of other directions. Influences from Gong, King Crimson and Mike Patton are evident, for example, but it is far from being any kind of mere prog copycat affair.
1 Milky train 2:55
2 Marking time 4:35
3 Gout 2:52
4 Nudey prod games 4:08
5 This is not a song 3:28
6 Spring's sordid show 8:23
7 Cock block and barrel roll 5:02
8 Hello sailor 4:11
9 Grasping at straws 6:43
10 Renard 4:31
11 Tease 2:35
12 Bursting the Bristol scale 4:43
13 Perfect storm 3:15
14 Misery-go-round 5:30