Men are Monkeys, Robots Win (Thick)
From the first glistening sound of Intriot, Season to Risk tells us that this record will be crisp, tight and
slightly tamer than 'In a Perfect World.'
After a record label dispute, STR left Columbia in search of a new label. They shopped around for about a
year and landed a deal with Thick Records.
'Men are Monkeys, Robots Win' is the first creation for the newly signed foursome from the country's
GAMEOVER comes crashing out of the intro on the one with the crack of a snare and the harsh
reality of distortion . We soon learn that Season to Risk has been quietly incubating an offspring and the
offspring has finally sprung.
With swift speaking execution the instruments gather their full thrust as the CD LCD gauge reads '3.'
David's sine wave/plaid shirt approach to drums surfaces on UNDERSELF. David splatters the
chorus sections with a traffic jam of toms and ride cymbal bells tying the beat together with the high hat
on the quarter of each bar.
The onslaught continues with the staple Season to Risk grind.
The next track offers us something brand new from S2R, a song we can sing along to - a song we can
bounce along to- a song we can play for our girl friends and they won't get mad. Yes, OVER THEN
OUThas a hook to it. The major hook, other than the lyrics during the chorus, is the driving groove
culminating with the eighth note pause on the 4 and of the bar.
Robots Wins can best be described as a cross between 'Season to Risk' and 'In a Perfect World.' It has that
pulsating feel of 'In a perfect world' with the intricate counter-melodies of 'Season to Risk.'
But, I refuse to give the rest of the record away to you, it's like giving away the ending of 'Sixth Sense or
My Best Friend's Wedding. Anyway, please enjoy this record. And we all know that to enjoy it means to
SEASON TO RISK - In a Perfect World (Columbia)
The second and final release on Columbia for the quartet out of Kansas
City. Compared to the
previous release In a Perfect World takes Season to Risk
into a darker more
mysterious realm. Filled with dreamscaped swords and Cold Johns.
I think Season to Risk did what they wanted with this record. It is
doubly confusing and strenuous
to listen to. But that's what i love so much about this band. They say
"Piss-off" to the spoon-fed
audiences of today's music listening generation.
Remarkable interplay between the three instruments and raucous vocals by
Steve create power and intrigue.
It's just the record i slip in when i need to get somewhere in a hurry
or i have all night to do
nothing, but try to figure out what the hell Duane is doing.
SEASON TO RISK - Season To Risk (Columbia)
Season to Risk's first Columbia recording. Each song is masterfully
crafted. Flickerings of metal
edged riffs, crafty drum parts and driving bass smatter the album while
an underlying beauty and
grace mold this record into a thick solid massive creation.
This album contains one of my favorite guitar riffs ever. "Dogs" track
four's main theme is totally
above and beyond most guitarist in the fashionable world of rock and
Written By: Geoff T.