Because, taken alone, the biggest drawback of Radian is that they can be perfectionists to the point of impenetrability. Gelb is given scant opportunity to actually sing, except for when he turns in a grizzled Tom Waits-like cover of Moon River. A wicked study in prejudice and panic. Eventually the whole vamp emerges to carry on for the better part of nine minutes.
Pitch And Sway Again. Styles Experimental Rock Noise-Rock. Saturated Beyond.
Over four sessions, Gelb contributed lyrics, melodies, piano parts, acoustic guitar fragments, and mostly his rambling vocals.
Opener "Saturated" commences with radio static, and like its second half, "Saturated Beyond," is rooted in a dub-like blues groove that eventually takes on a mutant funk sheen. More from The Irish Times Music.
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