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Review: The Brown Book – Pyramid Scheme by Jayson
May 19, 2011, 10:29 am
Filed under: Metal, Review | Tags: ,

I’ll the be first to admit that I resort to taxonomy; quickly even. I throw out classifications and comparisons because I like to establish a baseline for whatever it is I’m writing about. I could use the terms math rock or noise rock, but those would really oversimplify The Brown Book’s sound. Really in the days before those terms were popularized there were bands like Don Caballero and Lightning Bolt playing complex, carefully crafted music that still managed to be  manic and chaotic. Pyramid Scheme is coming from the same place. The Brown Book are one of those bands you can only have when you get really talent musicians together. Pyramid Scheme is dense. There is a lot of stuff going on. The old chestnut of “organized chaos” applies pretty well here. You have meaty, pummeling moments segueing into moments of totally chaotic sound, only to have everything stabilize into something fairly melodic.

If I need to say it, I’ll say it. “I love Pyramid Scheme.” This is some really solid music.

Comb Over

You can (and should) get it. It’s available now as a name your own price download, or you can preorder the 12″ which comes with a download code, limited edition cover and bonus LP; all at their bandcamp page.

– Jayson

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