Frantic search for zero

by ST 37

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    ST 37: Frantic Search for Zero CDR (blue circle)
    There is a bootleggish quality to Frantic Search not unlike the legendary if not infamous Cosmic Jokers sessions. Not every note comes off just right (read 'improvised'), and the sound quality is occasionally less than fair. Thank god for that! I've heard the more publicized side of ST 37, like their new one out on Emperor Jones, 'Down on us', and while often outstanding, nothing hints toward the nonsense on Frantic Search. Yes, save the best stuff for CD-R. You know albums with inkjet covers will be monsters. The only way to rock these days is to do it yourself, and here is ST 37's second mammoth offering of trash-psych-freak out limited to 100 copies. Hell, the copy I received came with the jewel case half smashed. No doubt, Frantic Search is a LEGEND...
    Clocking in around 74 minutes, Frantic Search isn't quite what the new one by Spacious Minds is -- a 74 minute single track of bliss out. Actually I had problems finding the bliss out. I did find a lot of ROCK though. Not your pansy 90's alternative rock, or your 80's punk (not rock) or new wave (also not rock), but big glistening piles of chunky late 60's/early 70's rawwk, ala Humble Pie and Mountain dosed with enough LSD to turn your average frat house into the next generation of cosmonauts. Of course, when they aren't rocking, they are pushing every other button. Early on, one track sinks into caveman theatre of eternal music, strings replaced by Neanderthal bass riff. By track seven R.U. Kaiser has clearly taken over, guest appearances by Amon Duul 2 and Timothy Leary. The very next track is hijacked by rednecks, so there is plenty of diversity here -- fun for all!
    What more do you want me to say? What the hell is wrong with Texas? I think per capita it makes more fucked up music than any other state in the union. At Terrastock, Fleece and ST37 had tables right next to each other (perhaps too much of a good thing?)--where I learned that the Mike Gunn had never really gone away but rather, had transformed into Dunlavy. It is a state of dinosaurs and madmen, a state still caught in the drunken, loaded haze of the mesozoic. Amen. -(Chris Moon review from Blastitude issue 15)
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released January 5, 2001



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