March 11, 2005
Karaboudjan was one of the many projects cooked up by Dan
who is most well-known for fronting
Edge Of Sanity
back in the day but who also has been a noted producer as well
as recording with several other bands/projects, most recently
Swanö's project are always interesting and often a bit eccentric,
is wacky even by those standards.
Of all the bands he has worked with before,
might be the closest comparison here, with a rather unstructured
writing style featuring twisted riffs that are alternately led by a very
fuzzy guitar and proggy keyboards, along with the occasional
squealing sax (heightening the comparison to PTM) and assorted
other sounds (kettle drums even!).
There are no vocals here (apart from a few scattered samples),
the three songs sounding more like ideas that needed to be
exorcized rather than proper compositions.
It's all over in 20 minutes, leaving the listener rather confused,
but it's actually a pretty cool listen.
Swanö, of course, always keeps himself busy with various
projects, but this one appears to be a one-off.
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