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Experiment In Error

Shibboleth

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Album Review

Nowadays, instrumental bands have a tough road to find attention. But this Dallas outfit is smart enough to bring back the time, as late as the '60s, when vocal-less incursions in the charts were amusingly common, and jaunty practitioners like Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass could cross over hits like "Spanish Flea" into the Dating Game theme. Experiment in Error is modernly produced, vintage fun from all over the spectrum, with happy organs you used to hear at sports arenas, the Western guitar rock of Duane Eddy and the Shadows, bits and pieces of spaghetti Western films, lots of Henry Mancini (the "Baby Elephant Walk" kind), "Music to Watch Girls By," Tex-Mex, and shades of Alpert, the Cars/Devo, and a primary '80s precursor, Wall of Voodoo. With this kind of upbeat joy, you don't need singing. ~ Jack Rabid, The Big Takeover, Rovi

Customer Reviews

VIDEO KILLED THE RADIO STAR!

WE CAN'T REWIND WE'VE GONE TOO FAR! This album, however, doesn't go too far at all. It, instead, engulfs your domicile in a fine wooden finish that you will never be able to rid yourself of. The song "Meatballs," for example, would have to be described as a strong, wise oak. Unlike the meat product it is named for, you can actually hear the drums and guitar as you slowly digest it. The only downside to this, though, is that the presence of any pasta is not hinted at anywhere in this track. Oh well. We can only hope that the meat is of high quality and USDA choice.

Experiment In Fun

What wonderful way to wynd yourself up or smooth yourself down, depending on which is needed. This Album will do either in a pinch. I especially like 'Bill Cosby' for its storylike jazzy humor; Water, Fire, Carpentry for its incessantness(make up your own word if you don't like it); and the Title Track for it's surprising intellegence. Most of the songs strike me as intricately simple and I think if you give it a good hard listen you'll find that behind the toe-a-tapping fun there are some pretty neat musical ideas that might set your brain-a-tapping.

Shibbo's-Best

This is probably the best and most original band i've heard of in a very long time. Their sound is a large amalgamation, but can be described as jazz-y, electronic-y, rock-y, surf-y, and on occasion, funn-y. I don't understand to what the other negative comments were making allusions because this is just simply a good band.

Experiment In Error, Shibboleth
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  • $9.99
  • Genres: Rock, Music
  • Released: May 13, 2008

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