Thursday, 27 November 2014
#9: Adebisi Shank - This Is the Third Album of a Band Called Adebisi Shank
Math-rock vanguards Adebisi Shank split up in September this year, shortly after bequeathing this shiny parting gift to the world. If you're not familiar with the band, or indeed the bemusing concept of 'math-rock', then perhaps you'll be familiar with the concept of Having a Tremendous Amount of Fun While Constantly Wanting to Punch The Air Out of the Sheer Fucking Joy of It All. That is the power that Adebisi Shank wield, summoning it like a Power Ranger beckoning his or her Zord. Do you understand? 'Big Unit' sounds like Biffy Clyro, in a world where Biffy Clyro are amazing. 'Turnaround' sounds like Vampire Weekend, Morris dancing on acid. 'Mazel Tov' sounds like 'Sledgehammer' playing through the Labyrinth Zone on Sonic 1. And if all that sounds like the worst kind of wacky, hyperbolic, journalistic claptrap, I invite you to listen and disagree. And you can thank me later.