CENTROZOON: Boner CD Unsung Records
When the press release states that ‘boner’ displays music that is radical enough to challenge even the ‘dedicated fans of experimental music’ there has to be an element of caution, indeed an element of worry; in turn though, I have heard previous releases by Centrozoon and I half-heartedly smiled at this statement as merely a selling point.
‘Boner’ sounds more freeform than previous works by this act, cleverly utilising an array of sensibilities that teeter on the edge of movie soundtrack mash-ups. There is an element of digital psychosis that ravages the majority of this release; like an LSD fuelled backdrop to the out-takes of The Twilight Zone or The Outer limits, with an aural approach that is almost sci-fi in its execution.
The only real let down to this latest affair is that is so unbridled and tethered down, the chaos unfolding around you can be distracting more often than not and whilst it’s easy to appreciate what this trio are trying to achieve, it is all too simple to pick apart it’s flaws with raw composition lacking any defence in the credibility stakes.
As a final result, the warning signs I mentioned from the press release earlier should probably be heeded by most and this album is probably best consumed by those that have previously been exposed to the artist, where it will be appreciated the most.