|Gutbucket's third CD finds them leaping further over the boundaries of rock and jazz, with a good dose of "other." Recorded 100% analog in San Francisco's legendary indie-rock haven Tiny Telephone Studios, Sludge Test adds a new recorded dimension to this international sensation whose music has been described as "an exhilarating, intelligently-performed racket" (The Guardian).
Taken in one sitting, Sludge Test is a series of musical question marks and exclamation points that all together create a cohesive art-rock soundscape for Gutbucket¹s ongoing musical journey - the pursuit of angst and intensity alongside whimsy and artistic depth - melodies that shouldn¹t sound right but do, and creepy rhythms that delight down to the gut.
"Ornette Coleman mixed with a rock band" - The New York Times
"Blends free jazz,hardcore rock,oddball time signatures,and other elements into a cacophonous,humor-laden sound all its own."- Boston Globe