Monday, July 21, 2008

Exotic Hypnotic 2008: Thank You

Thank You @ University of Baltimore Student Center Performing Arts Theater, Baltimore, MD
Saturday, July 19, 2008
Part of the Exotic Hypnotic series - in conjunction with Artscape.

Jeffrey McGrath

Michael Bouyaucas

Elke Wardlaw

The power noise trio of Thank You offered a groove-driven burst of kinetic release with odd touches and an ear for milking textural juice from the loud part of the sonic spectrum.  The result was rarely assaultive as the bed of anchoring drum beats holding together the multi-layered world of guitars, keyboards and voice was strangely pleasant in its details.  With a sound that was refreshingly unhinged from even a passing nod to song form this trio paints surrealist landscapes built outward from the raw sonic energy of post-punk detritus. 

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