Eat Your Pets
Sound Lab = NIN + The Bad Plus + Cat Stevens
They experimental ambience was passable in the first three tracks, but really picks up in “Toy Box,” where toy percussion, discordant, creepy guitar, maggot-moulting clicking sounds and beautiful cello blend together—a perfect soundtrack to falling asleep clutching your dead mother’s hand on a rainy Thursday afternoon. Jazz and bleak folk meet in “Loner,” and strolling, free-form jazz morphs into naughty disco and intense bullfight guitar in “Fidget.” The originality works and everything’s well-played. Sound Lab features members of Absinthe and The Wooden Slats.