Terrorbird - The Mae Shi
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  • Summary: Allegedly recorded on a budget of $120, 'Terrorbird' is the somewhat strange debut for the post-punk four-piece from Los Angeles.
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  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. It’s incredibly inexplicable, and inexplicably incredible.
  2. With 33 tracks in 42 minutes (each averages around one minute), the four-piece is anarchic and weird, yet -- best of all -- still strangely maintains a certain charm.
  3. It’s more challenging than the indie-rock that makes its way into heavy rotation on college radio, and in the end, has the potential to be infinitely more rewarding as a whole.
  4. While the fragments themselves are never short on energy, they are short on substance-- Terrorbird simply doesn't equal the sum of its parts.
  5. Unless you're fifteen and were raised with a mouse constantly in hand, the Mae Shi can get overwhelming... but their saving graces (lots of genuine energy, naming their songs things like "Hieronymus Bosch is a Dead Man") charm you into liking them.
  6. Imagination and ambition pop up all over Terrorbird. Unfortunately, it's tunefulness that's lacking.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. MarlihnaM
    Nov 19, 2005
    10
    The Mae-shi are not only talented musicians but also some of the nicest guys ever. They put on an extremly entertaining live show you will The Mae-shi are not only talented musicians but also some of the nicest guys ever. They put on an extremly entertaining live show you will never forget. Expand
  2. JoeS
    Mar 14, 2006
    0
    wow. i can't believe this homage to the New York No Wave scene is passing off as "ground breaking." Last I heard, incessant pants and 3 wow. i can't believe this homage to the New York No Wave scene is passing off as "ground breaking." Last I heard, incessant pants and 3 not motifs over a driving rhythm section constituted as crap...and just noise. aesthetic is dead. Expand