Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Tomahawk: "Oddfellows"

I can't say that Oddfellows is my favorite Tomahawk record - based on the limited number of times I've had pause to ingest it - but it's got the basic elements that I want out of my Mike Patton showcase: a mix of quirky, short pastiche experiments that don't quite cling together but don't last long enough to matter coupled with more conventional (yet still slightly "off" somehow) tunes like this title track. It's got a central riff like an old Kim Thayil throwaway groove, but the rhythm is deliberately obtuse and Patton seems to be improvising his vocals as he goes along. Sounds about right, then.

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