The Feck — The Feck
(Spit In Your Face siyf-cd007, 1996, CD)
by Peter Thelen, Published 1999-01-01The Feck is a four-piece from Milwaukee, and while no instruments are listed with the names per se, it sounds like we have two (or three) guitars, bass, and drums/percussion operating in that free-form totally improvisational open psychedelic/industrial terrain that will give your stereo system and speakers a real workout to the limit (headphones recommended). There are some occasional vocals, shouted or whispered, but always buried in the swirling cauldron of lysergic drenched guitars. The music drifts freely from intense screaming guitar rave-ups through laid back sections through periods of whirring snarling industrial cacophony, always moving effortlessly. Comparisons? Some of the material here may remind of bands like Escapade or Lhasa Cement Plant or in some cases even Heldon, though unlike the latter nothing here is sequenced, and unlike Escapade, this lacks much of the directional focus - here things just sort of happen and move on to some new idea, with little effort made to find a groove. Like all totally improvisational music, some moments work well, while others don’t cut it, though in this case more of the former will be found.
Related artist(s): The Feck
There's No Time Like the Present – The Belgian band Present has been one of the best avant-rock bands in the world since its formation in 1979. Over the years since then, Present has released nine amazing albums, and now they're ready to start work on number ten. They're looking for some financial help from their fans around the world. » Read more
Ginger Baker RIP – Legendary English drummer Ginger Baker has died at the age of 80. After coming to fame with Cream in the 60s alongside Eric Clapton and Jack Bruce, he became one of the most recognized and influential drummers of the rock era. On September 25, his family announced that he was critically ill, and on October 6 his death was confirmed. » Read more
Alex's Hand Seeks Spa Treatment – American / European band Alex's Hand has a new album in the works called Hungarian Spa, which looks to be their biggest and best yet, featuring a large roster of guest musicians. They're seeking funding to take the project on the road, and are looking for help from the crowd of wisdom. » Read more
Il Tempio delle Clessidre - Il Tempio delle Clessidre – If you yearn for 70s Italian prog, rejoice as this genre is alive and well with the next generation of bands. The best is Il Tempio delle Clessidre (Temple of the Hourglass) whose name is a reference... (2011) » Read more