Okay, so Christiane (above), lead singer of Pittsburgh art rockers Soma Mestizo, sent me their album, Telomere, months ago. But, even after a few listens, I found it challenging and couldn’t really get my arms (or ears) around it. So I did what any reasonable person would do: I put the album down and moved on.
But the album stayed on my mind. And when I picked it up, it didn’t just sneak up on me, it cold-cocked me. It’s an album full of delightfully propulsive anarchy. And how cool is it that the band uses an Aboriginal dijeridoo in place of a bass? In places, it gives the lower frequencies an almost vocal quality.
In addition to this one, there are a plenty of good tracks on Telomere. Check “Had Ur Back”, “Lunar Cycles”, “The Sound”, and “Quotas” all of which are my favorites.