December 2014 National Music Reviews

Review: Mega Bog – Gone Banana

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Mega Bog
Gone Banana
Couple Skate Records
Street: 09.23
Mega Bog = Nouvelle Vague + Seapony

God, what an abhorrent album! I can’t think of any circumstances in which it would be enjoyable. From the “Intro (Bird Bridge)”—with seagulls and awkward dialogue about trains—I knew I was going to hate this album. The aimlessly wandering saxophone on “Aurora 99” and the lack of structure leaves the listener lost. It’s as though a race of aliens with tonal synesthetic dyslexia listened to a Morrissey album and tried to reproduce it in a warehouse. In “Goobie Krishna,” I tried to translate Erin Birgy’s lyrics from French and then realized they were English, before they collapsed into a pile of nonsensical letters and symbols on the studio floor. In “Whet Moss” the structureless ambiance caused a feeling of dementia, with Birgy’s breathy vocals trancing me into a coma. Luckily, the best thing about this album is that it’s only 31 minutes long so it’s a quick death. –Darcy W.

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