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Jack Name

Light Show


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This solo outing from White Fence member Jack Name is a concept record: a "sci-fi novella" about a world torn apart by gang wars, packed with things like oracles and "psychological warlords." The concept sounds like a jumbled mess; the music, for the most part, is even more so. The songs are often layered to the point of chaos, and much of the production is lo-fi beyond where it could still be considered appealing. There are a few moments of weird creativity, but the presentation is too purposefully grungy and off-putting to appreciate any of it. (Good luck finding the album's wild concept among the indecipherable vocals.) The album's best song, single "Pure Terror," is practically a riff on The Rocky Horror Picture Show's "Science Fiction Double Feature;" the two songs sound so similar it's hard to imagine it how it couldn't have been on his mind as he wrote it. (www.dragcity.com/artists/jack-name)

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