Goldblume Go Figure
Kicking off with Bleach, Goldblume show their performance
skills across the 5 songs here, going from a whisper to a bang in
single bounds. Singer Jethro Steel has a way of throwing unexpected
screaming into what was (up until that point) a serene vocal performance
without it sounding too daft, although it does jolt a bit.
The band remind me of a hard rock variant on circa-nineties noise-mongers
like Cable with off-kilter rhythms kicked out by Tim and Grant on
bass and drums respectively and a clean-tone guitar that bursts in
and out randomly. Elsewhere, Wisconsin shows a talent
for dischord and final track Pissing Tears demonstrates
an ability to mellow out when required.
Lyrically there is a theme of numbers in some of the songs which suggests
a whole-hearted embrace of the maths rock genre, and Jethro tends
to double-track specific parts of his vocal performances to accent
lyrics that suggests love for the Beastie Boys.
Overall, this is a nicely produced EP which showcases
the bands talents for performance, dischord and the random factor.