Including members from The Fleshies, Lower Forty-Eight, BottIes & Skulls and Victim's Family, Triclops! has released its first full-length album on Alternative Tentacles, entitled Out of Africa. I thought there might be some implicit comment on Isaak Dinesen's classic novel, but after listening I can't be quite sure. If the reference is there, it's layered in the pound for pound sonic boom and San Francisco punk infusion that makes up their compositional prog/metal-ish sound. Described as "Jane's Addiction jamming with Primus," it is a sound you must hear to believe.
You can hear Triclops! tonight at their free instore at Amoeba San Francisco! Click here for details.
Anyway, back to the record: at first listen you might not notice the intricacies of sound; spanning from volatile to formal to dynamic explorations, Triclops! offer you a cross section of ever-sprawling musical genres such as Experimental, Metal, Punk and modern Prog. When it's all said and done, Triclops! make you feel like a party to whatever is happening on the Dali meets Disney cover painting by Lee Harvey Roswell.
If you like explosions of all kinds, from the sonic onslaught of At the Drive In to watching Desert Storm coverage on CNN circa 1994, this album is for you.
Check out their video for "Love Song for the Botfly" -- the track starts at 2:45, after a thorough explication by Sir David Attenborough about the life cycle of the Botfly. Whew!
-- d.a. johnston