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1. Hansel originates from BOSTON.
Label: D-Trash Records
"This was a tough CD to review, and even a tougher one to listen to, which is probably why I liked it so much."
Hansel is Alan Fux (vocals, samples, arrangements, orchestrations) and M.X. Lopex (samples, sequences, programming).
Hansel is also a clash of genres and a study of the thermodynamics of disparate sounds traversing against the grain. Pranksters and poets, Hansel is what Suicide would be today if modern computer technology was available.
Little things on the CD become the crux, like the glitchcore rendition of Pat Benatar's "Heartbreaker", or a sample of strings, which, I believe, were taken from W.A. Mozart's "Requiem" mass on "Cypress Millwood".
Articulated throughout the CD is the notion of a chronic collision of molecules and galaxies, best evident on the punch and duck sequence of "Hookwormz" and "The Uncertainty Principle", but also in the "advanced technologies developed by monkeys" lyrics expressed on the latter track.
The track most resembling accessibility, "We Are Important", collapses into the manic flyswatter infestation of "Zlotnik" and a broader pattern develops, which can only be ascertained if one is willing to sift through the chaotic data streams and listen to the many paths of sound to reach an independent conclusion.
1. Hansel is a Hard Rock/Glam band from Newcastle, Australia
Damo - Lead singer
Tim - Bass
Adam - Lead Guitar
Weasle - Rhythm Guitar/Keys
Blake - Drums
Five dudes bound by an oath of rock 'n' roll. They roam the wastelands of standard, boring, paper dry, modern Brit pop bands, leaving them in their wake with their big hair, big anthem, hard hitting, glam rock style.
Glowing like a beacon in the cold dark night.
Top SongsTotal plays on Last.fm over the last 6 months
- Mind Control - 4,319 plays
- We Are Important - 5,866 plays
- Lorentzian Lineshaper - 5,553 plays
- Cypress Millwood - 5,720 plays
- waking the ghost - 3,540 plays
- Ghostchase - 2,185 plays
- GENERATE HUMANS - 3,543 plays
- Hookwormz - 3,381 plays
- Heartbreaker - 3,672 plays
- The Uncertainty Principle - 3,167 plays