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Critters Buggin: Stampede

Read "Stampede" reviewed by Chris May

Warning! This isn't jazz. Not according to the rule book anyway. (So if you're reading, Stanley, better hit the back button now.) According to Critters Buggin, Stampede --the first album from the Seattle-based quartet in five years--is a mix of “jazz, dub, funk, punk and electronic junk."

Verily, it is all those things and not forgetting the junk: Stampede sounds like it was recorded in a howling blizzard of the finest uncut Peruvian flake, with a large side ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Critters Buggin': Stampede

Read "Stampede" reviewed by John Kelman

Critters Buggin', the hardcore Seattle-based quartet featuring percussionist Mike Dillon and reedman/multi-instrumentalist Skerik (last heard together on Garage a Trois' '03 release Emphasizer ), along with drummer/multi-instrumentalist Matt Chamberlain and bassist/multi-instrumentalist Brad Houser, were last seen five years ago on Amoeba , an album of loose grooves, ambient sounds and wild moments of risk. With their latest record, Stampede , little has changed, or hasn't it?

Well, there's no question that the group has come up with a vibrant new ...


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