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STYLE: Ethereal Rock
HOME TOWN: Boston, MA/New Haven, CT
4. Feel The Fear...
5. ( - )
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On the cover, the image is
distorted, dark, muted,
and eerie. There is something there, just beneath the surface; it makes
feel uneasy, but you are intrigued.
Shark [band] has captured its
The self-titled debut CD by Joe Mordecai (vocals, guitars and more), John Mordecai (vocals, bass, keyboards and
more), and Josh
Bleeks (drums) begins with Intro; it’s a parade, a
circus parade, a freak show
parade, a distorted, dark, muted, eerie parade.
As the cacophony fades, Harmonix lies just below the surface
until it is upon you.
Shark attacks in a stunningly clever assault until you are unknowingly
up in the subdued frenzy that has been unleashed in a dark, edgy
likes of Brian Jonestown Massacre, Sonic Youth, and Radiohead
SludgePop via Ultravox and The Doors. This is a mind-expanding
of insane pedal and board effects that have been mastered live. Turducken carries on with a meandering
stroll in Gary Numan
territory, which suddenly pulls Metallica out of the sea of sound and
into Classic Metal a lá Judas Priest, Black Sabbath, Blue
Oyster Cult, and Iron
Maiden. Shredding, screamo guitar brings impressive use of blistering
as a 2nd lead guitar. But, it’s
Joe’s use of the Wah Wah pedal in Feel
The Fear… that
brings Shark to the surface. A rolling, swelling mass that intrigues
suddenly it is tearing you apart. Using reverb and voice modulation,
become secondary to the epic scope of the music. As the piano swims
monster off, you are left floating in wonder and astonishment as to
has done to your senses.
Distorted, dark, muted, and
eerie, now that Shark
has sunk their teeth in, they proceed to ravage you. (-) is mesmerizing feedback that
creates a landscape of
beauty in what is usually wince-inducing noise. Musk is a lumbering beast of
whirlpool synths that
doesn’t let you up for air. Finally the grand, epic, sweeping
ARP allows the piano/keyboards to
take you into the
deep waters and accept that there is something there, just beneath the
it makes you feel uneasy, but you are intrigued.
you have captured the essence of Shark.
is available now for: $9.98 +s/h*
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