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Album InfoAlbum Review from Rabbitholemusic:
It only takes a moment to realize that Benny Crespo's Gang is not your average Icelandic band. This is in no way a slight on the group or Icelandic music in general either, rather it should reinforce how unique that both are. Sigur Ros and Bjork, initially, set the islands standards with luscious, string-laden, and epic landscapes of music. But in recent years bands such as Dikta, Mum, AMPop, Ulpa, Shadow Parade, Leaves, and Petur Ben have shown that Iceland is a hotbed for gorgeous, sprawling music. As wonderful and amazing as they are all, Benny Crespo's Gang is a whole other monster.
Within seconds of their debut albums opening, you can tell the 'Gang have much more in common with ATDI or The Mars Volta than anything post-rock related. And while I, personally, have come to love that "Icelandic" sound, what Benny and Co. are doing seems majestically refreshing and invigorating. Everything about the album feels just a tad off kilter and it's that killer edge that has me gasping with joy and excitement over the band's first musical musings. If it's the quirky fuzz of Sonic Youth or Blonde Redhead or the dirty sludge of QOTSA or Cave In, this band is just about as "it" as "it" gets....if that makes any sense?
And to top it all off, as soon as I think I've got the book on the Crespos', they go and record a beautiful, luscious track called "Conditional Love," just to prove they aren't totally anti-Iceland. Eat your heart out Bjork, this band is for real.
by Adam Roncage
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- Release Date:
- 29 September 2010