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On the heels of his genre-defying A Love Electric trilogy and subsequent song project, Man With No Country, guitarist-composer-poet-lyricist C Todd Clouser joins forces with drummer Jorge Servin and the potent one-two punch of Abraxas guitarist Eyal Maoz and bassist Shanir Blumenkranz in forming Magnet Animals.
Their slamming and startlingly unique debut, Butterfly Killer, full of skronking noise guitars of blast furnace intensity and stream of conscious raps over righteous riffs and humungous backbeats, stands as one of the most strangely compelling outings in the extensive and wildly eclectic catalog of London-based RareNoise Records.
From the opening salvo of Headphone Girls to the jarring punk-funk of Martha Fever, the eerie Ennio Morricone-styled spaghetti western vibe of I Give Up And Love Somebody and the sinister title track, Butterfly Killer sidesteps convention at every turn while boldly stepping to a different kind of muse.
Throw in a B-52s-styled 80s dance party number ( Igual, Pero Peor ), a throbbing jam with a haunting, an evangelist preacher styled incantation ( Little John The Liar ) and an ode to a late junkie author/hipster ( Bill Burroughs ) and you have one of the most daring, fully self-realized creations of the current year.
Todd Clouser – guitar and voice
Eyal Maoz – guitar
Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz – bass
Jorge Servin – drums
- Headphone Girls
- Martha Fever
- Baby Gods
- Butterfly Killer
- I Give Up And Love Somebody
- State Of My Face
- Little John The Liar
- Igual, Pero Peor
Songs written by Todd Clouser
Music Arranged by Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz and Magnet Animals
Produced by Todd Clouser, Shanir Ezra Blumenkranz and Magnet Animals
Published by RareNoisePublishing (PRS)
Recorded by Ricardo Mendez Herrera at 3010 Estudio – Mexico City, MX
Mixed by James Dellacoma at Creative Music and Audio – New Jersey, USA
Mastered by Michael Fossenkemper at Turtletone Studio, NYC
Design and Photography by Mario Rodriguez
Executive Producer for RareNoiseRecords : Giacomo Bruzzo
© + ℗ RareNoiseRecords 2016