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The Avenging Disco Godfathers of Soul

This Is The Invasion!

Year Released: 2002
Format: LP
Label: Insolito
 
Reviewed by Alex Deller on Jun 13, 2007
‘Eclectic’ is a bullshit word. It makes you think of funk metal, ‘samba influences’ and rote attempts at bucking the norm. Few bands can claim to be eclectic without ultimately sounding like cocks. The mouthful of a band that is the Avenging Disco Godfathers of Soul, however, probably could, because to them, music is maths and they’re Dustin Hoffman in Rain Man.

At heart, the Godfathers are pretty much a screamo beast, but thank merry fuck that they decide to stray away from the tried and tested confines of that particular style and inject a little pizzazz into the proceedings. So alongside full-throttle screams and snarling Blood Brothers-style breakdowns they throw Crom Tech-worshipping jazz hell, ragged basslines, percussion like bones, xylophones and teeth rattling in biscuit tins, eerie electronic squiggles and a healthy wallop of whatever else they fancy because. as well as being able to flap, squawk and thrash with the best of them, these guys can capably noodle off into musical realms many of us aren’t even aware of, all with a fluid, feline grace that leaves most others shamefaced by comparison.

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