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Damning With Faint Praise

(2012, Skingraft Records) USA, St. Louis.

Yowie - Damning With Faint Praise

Here is Yowie’s new album that I discovered live in Paris @ Le Rigoletto the 13th of October 2012.

What a big slap.

This live video of Shriners Sure Do Cuss A Lot speaks for itself :  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocRDInfSnXk

That song got two climaxes at 1:32 and at 3:44 (in the album version), with devilish drum parts, I almost cried.

I don’t know what I prefer between the drummer madness, the guitarist (kind-of-bassist) energy or the guitarist (noisyman) precision in dissonance. It seems that these three guys are nice.

The speed changes in Eternally Collapsing Object are a strong momentum in the live show too, as its Finale which makes the crowd dance.

The taping parts in Whippersnapper are terrific, as for the central part in I Could Care Less with the sads ambiences (and I love too the way that this theme comes back at the end of the song).

I really love the dialog between the guitars in Slowly But Surly.

Let’s mention that the artwork is great.

Music for mad guitarists ? No, tomorrow’s pop music;




1. Shriners Sure Do Cuss A Lot
2. Eternally Collapsing Object
3. Whippersnapper
4. I Could Care Less
5. Slowly But Surly



(2004, Skingraft) USA, St. Louis.

Yowie - Cryptooology

Thanks to Nick Sadler (Daughters) I discovered Yowie (when he told me about the bands he was listening to).

I bought the album and… the music equals what you got from the artwork : craziness.

The drummer is in furious mode in Trina.

In deed all the drum parts in every song are furious like at 1:56 in the impressive speed-up tempo in Tamika.

Tenesha‘s intro is huge.

Talisha‘s part at 1:58 and the Finale at 3:40 are Grand too.

A mine of good ideas.




1. Tamika
2. Trina
3. Tenesha
4. Talisha


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