THOSE DARN GNOMES: “Calling Whitetails to a Tuned Bow” Review at Exclaim!

“The record jumps headfirst into a hellscape of feedback, distortion and noise music, with all the subtlety of a ten-car pileup. You can literally hear the instruments crying out in agony as they are twisted into unnatural shapes. Listening to it, you’d be forgiven for flopping around like a clubbed fish on speed. For similar effect, picture Full of Hell crashing the stage at a Willie Nelson concert. Then, without warning, the noise stops. Things slow to an ethereal whisper, but it’s too late. THOSE DARN GNOMES have got us on our toes. With four tracks spanning over 40 minutes, it’s impossible to guess where this record could go. Outside of Micheal Gira’s Swans, it would be hard to find a record that keeps its audience in such mind-bending suspense.” – Exclaim!

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