The Weird Weeds

Weird Feelings

by Neal Hayes

19 November 2006

 

Rarely does an album with as little sound as Weird Feelings by the Weird Weeds require so much effort from listeners. Actually, few albums have as little sound as Weird Feelings in the first place. Vocals, if they are present at all, are high-pitched and distant. The guitars are strummed, scraped, and bowed while the percussion is beaten, rolled, and shaken, but the instrumental sound is usually quiet and spare. For the most part, the tracks are not songs as much as they are evocations of atmosphere. Throughout the album, the music moves slowly and often feels more random than structured. Patient listeners will find Weird Feelings to be quirky, unsettling, and occasionally beautiful. Everyone else will probably switch it off some time during the first few tracks, and in so doing, will miss a unique musical experience.

Weird Feelings

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