Hammerstrike

Hammerstrike

by Lotus
     
 
On its third studio album, Lotus continues to come off as a mixture of disparate influences. The instrumental quintet (there are some occasional desultory vocals, mostly contributed by guests) often recalls the sound of Neil Young & Crazy Horse (particularly on the opening track, "Behind Midwest

Overview

On its third studio album, Lotus continues to come off as a mixture of disparate influences. The instrumental quintet (there are some occasional desultory vocals, mostly contributed by guests) often recalls the sound of Neil Young & Crazy Horse (particularly on the opening track, "Behind Midwest Storefronts," and on "Invincibility of Youth"), as a stinging guitar, presumably the one played by Mike Rempel, leads the way through meandering melodies and the rhythm section lurches along behind. But then there are the electronic influences, apparent on such tracks as "Age of Inexperience," which recalls Pere Ubu and Devo, and "Bellwether," which reveals that somebody's been listening to Afrika Bambaataa's "Planet Rock." Classic grunge rock, angular new wave, and electronic dance-rock are not styles many people would try to mix, nor are they ones many would be likely to enjoy in the same set, but Lotus manages to make all of it work, at least for the length of the disc.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/21/2008
Label:
Sci Fidelity Records
UPC:
0662102111529
catalogNumber:
1115
Rank:
96303

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Lotus   Primary Artist
Jesse Miller   Group Member
Luke Miller   Banjo,Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals,Group Member
Steve Clemens   Drums,Group Member
Chuck Morris   Group Member
Steve Yutzy-Burkey   Vocals
Jesse Miller   Bass,Keyboards,Recorder,Vocals
Chuck Morris   Percussion
Mike Rempel   Guitar,Group Member
Luck Miller   Recorder
Thomas "Kypski" Elbers   Turntables
Dave Ramsey   Trumpet
Dana Weiderhold   Violin
Chuck Morris   Percussion
Mike Rempel   Guitar
Krista Nielsen   Cello
Jay Lapp   Vocals

Technical Credits

Bill Moriarty   Engineer
Luke Miller   Composer,Producer,Engineer,Art Direction
Jesse Miller   Composer,Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
Luck Miller   Audio Production

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