Monday, September 22, 2008

Fear 2 Stop - Boomerang

Hear The Track Here

Regular readers will know of Experimental artists, Fear 2 Stop and be very, very familiar with their idiosyncratic music, and be even more familiar with motormouth frontman Billy Castillo. Because almost everything that comes from this band has Billys dabs (Ed: fingerprints) all over it, as indeed does Boomerang with one major difference. Because Billy is so prolific and yes high profile we tend to forget that Fear 2 Stop is actually a three peice outfit; Billy, wife Dana and friend Raymond Proseus.

OK, brace yourselves...

Boomerang is the work, this time, of Dana Castillo, coming from an idea from Raymond. Billy supplied the bass and mixed and recorded the track and that is the total sum of his involvement. 'Dana gets funky..' the song comment goes and I'd say yeah, but only in a Fear 2 Stop stylee. To be sure I found Boomerang more rhythmic and yeah more melodic than some of F2S's previous output but just because it's the missis (Ed: Mrs Billy) plonking away, doesn't mean to say that all the weirdness has gone out of the window. One thing I have learned about this band....they are all as bad as each other.

Don't be any doubt, though, that the music is bad because it isn't and hasn't been for a long time now. Sure they were rough right at the beginning, but their output over the past couple of years has been very rewarding. Of course, you should have a taste for the wilder aural landscapes around, but I personally found Boomerang eminently listenable - again with the caveat that this is a Fear 2 Stop track and no one does it quite like them. Stylistically it's a bit of an electronic ramble but interesting for all that.

Excellent experimental electronica (with a beat!) Recommended.

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