Saturday, April 28, 2007
Melt-Banana - Bambi's Dilemma
I've never been a huge fan of Melt-Banana, but lovers of the band will, no doubt, love Bambi's Dilemma. It's most definitely not bad music, and I'm sure I would enjoy them live if I decide to go see them in June, but I think they should drop the punk sound and start making more songs that sound like the second track on this album. Deerhoof wins.
"On their sixth full-length studio release Melt Banana exercise a hitherto undetected area of their musical musculature: the 'rock' region. Summing up an entire album, and one as diverse as Bambi's Dilemma, with such a pedestrian qualifier is risky business, agreed, but it seems to fit like never before. The band, of course, refuses to accommodate any such pigeonholing: 'Maybe it is rock, but maybe not. We just make whatever we want. We just follow our own instincts!' The truth is Melt-Banana make music as they please, relying solely on their own maverick talent to get them where they need to be. Bambi's Dilemma's eighteen tracks careen from extreme, fast-blast attacks to more serene moments (usually reserved for non-album releases) to the band's revolutionary new, guitar and bassless 'Theremin-core.'" - Forced Exposure