Local Review: Theta Naught – Abacus

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Theta Naught

Eden’s Watchtower
Theta Naught = Pink Floyd + Utah Symphony


The opening track of the instrumental Abacus, “Ignition Switch,” reminds me of Pink Floyd’s “Careful With That Axe, Eugene” mixed with a bit of NIN discordance on the wavery, single guitar notes. The thick, layered strings weld perfectly with the guitar throughout the disc and really, the cello and violin parts are the centerpiece of Abacus, standing out especially in “White Island.” Low droning throbs in “America’s Greatest President” and “Indian Princess.” Theta Naught: not to be taken lightly.