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Sound Choice No. 17 1992 196w

CAROLINER RAINBOW STEWED ANGEL" I'm Armed with Qts. of Blood LP

Caroliner is the sound of atrophy, the noise of salvation and damnation's collision in a parallel dimension to purgatory, the random rumbling of the bowels of the universe turned inside out to become a semblance of music complete with lyrical vantage points so convolutedly arcane to make comprehending them impossible, save for the few gnostically inclined aspirants bent in similar psychic permutations. That is to say that Caroliner put a U.S. pioneer spirit (circa Louisiana Purchase) into art-damaged hex-all tales incorporating fractured strains of bluegrass, John Cage, NYC guitar skronk bands, the kind of melody I find myself singing in the shower to annoy/perplex roommates and the chaos of the mind of a god confused by the subsequent confusion of its creation to create a musical universe complete and unique as fellow San Franciscans the Residents. Caroliner frightens the crap out of me, makes me gag on laughter and lulls me with sheets of hoarse tonality. Just don't ask me what the heck they mean by it all... (Subterranean Records, POB 2530, Berkeley, CA 94702 415-821-5880) -- Jamie Rake


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