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Hard Boiled Soft Boiled


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A well-titled second album from Toronto’s self-described “industrial surf-gazers” Odonis Odonis: Hard Boiled Soft Boiled sees the band and their walls of noise flitting from the pulverizing to the drunkenly delicate. Hard Boiled Soft Boiled opens with “Tension,” a crescendo swoop of alarm-bell guitar that immediately explodes into the “Blue Monday”-alike drum intro of “Are We Friends”a growling racket of a track, in which frontman Dean Tzenos barks lines such as “You can give me oral/It might seem immoral” over a buzzing bassline and crashing industrial drums. It sets a furious tone for the album’s searing first half, before the second half of the record showcases the band’s gentler side with “High Note”‘s sparse, wiry guitars and the wordless wooziness of “Transmission From the Moon,” which sounds like a Loveless offcut. This album confirms Odonis Odonis as one of those rare bands who marry noise and melody and do it well. (www.odonisodonis.com)

Author rating: 7.5/10

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