Blind Idiot God - Blind Idiot God

Blind Idiot God - Blind Idiot God
Styles: Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock
Recording Location: B.C. Studios, Brlyn, NY
Genre: Pop\Rock
Recording Date: January, 1987 & February, 1987
Album: Blind Idiot God
Release Date: 1987
Artist: Blind Idiot God
Duration: 42:24

Concocting a unique blend of thrash, math rock, and dub, the instrumental power trio Blind Idiot God burst onto the scene in the late '80s, recorded three fine albums, and evaporated by 1993. Apparently only just out of their teens, the three musicians exhibited startling originality and impressive technique both on their instruments and in the depth and style of their compositions. Their faster, louder pieces are intensely churning, though essentially melodic in nature. Often they begin with anthemic lines, precisely and forcefully etched by Andy Hawkins' guitar, backed by the supple, powerful drumming of Ted Epstein. But, midway through, the melodies tend to be twisted and pulled like taffy, elongating into mutant forms only hinted at previously. This creates a marvelous tension, as one is never certain how a given song will resolve. The listener feels buffeted about, as if inside a roaring engine at 30,000 feet. In a complete and utter about-face, the album ends with three pieces that could hardly be further removed from the divine cacophony of the initial songs. Suddenly, the listener is in a spare, ethereal dub landscape, with Gabe Katz's muted bass throbbing beneath light, floating shards of guitar sound, echoing into the distance. One is all the more impressed by the range of this band, capable of so expertly handling such disparate song forms. This is an extraordinary debut album by a group that proved all too short-lived.

Title/ComposerPerformerTime
Stravinsky/Blasting Off / Andy HawkinsBlind Idiot God2:17
Shifting Sand / Andy HawkinsBlind Idiot God3:38
Tired Blood / Andy HawkinsBlind Idiot God5:00
Wide Open Spaces / Andy HawkinsBlind Idiot God4:59
Subterranean Flight / Andy HawkinsBlind Idiot God4:47
More Time / Andy HawkinsBlind Idiot God2:36
Dark and Bright / Andy HawkinsBlind Idiot God4:51
Wise Man Dub / Andy HawkinsBlind Idiot God4:33
Stealth Dub / Andy HawkinsBlind Idiot God4:43
Raining Dub / Andy HawkinsBlind Idiot God5:00

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