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ARTIST
TITLE
Audiosapien
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
MT 038CD MT 038CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
12/22/2003

"The gangly orangutans behind Earthmonkey happen to be Peat Bog and Steven Stapleton. Now, we naked apes live in a world where the term 'psych' is thrown around with such frequency that it seems to mean little more than 'weird guitars,' which is everything nowadays, and could well mean Cher for that matter. So, when we say 'psych' in relation to Earthmonkey, we mean Monks. We mean Bonniwell Music Machine. We mean Wolfgang Dauner. We mean Amon Duul II. We mean Taj Mahal Travelers. We mean a bunch of other stuff that Earthmonkey wishes we mentioned but did not. Earthmonkey DOES have weird guitars, and organs, and percussion. But it also has that unnameable, freely streaming 'other' quality that sets it apart from being a somewhat avant-garde rock record. Stapleton may, in fact, be the missing link between Neander-Kraut and modern day Psych-Sapien-Sapiens. The music is, well, music. It's very outré, but is nonetheless bounded by time signatures and melody (These, however, are not ties that bind, rather, they are ties that will get you high). In other words, this is not just a noise record and throws back to Stapleton's previous Musical Pumpkin Cottage production projects and, to some extent, The LPD Malachai record he produced way back in the 'Before Times.' Earthmonkey is dark, droney, deep and , dare we say, groovy."