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JERK WITH A CAN - Ching Ching A Ling - Independant

Ching Ching A Ling - Independant

If you like your music a tad psychotic and over the top experimental, then Jerk In The Can may just be right up your alley. I am not sure what the hell these guys are on, but Ching Ching A Ling borders on pure insanity. Channeling the Residents and Disco Volante era Mr. Bungle this quick five song EP is extremely chaotic as it downward dives into lunacy.

 It is a good thing the songs are short because they beat you relentlessly with some sort of fucked up mind warp that is best served in small doses. Songs like “Bath Salts” and “I Know You Don’t Know Me” are slow spooky bewilderments. While “Killer Owls” and “Fake Phoney” drive in some schizophrenic spazz.

From what I can tell this is mostly computer and keyboard-based music with some crazy underlying heavy drums. The awkward wail of the vocals fit perfect. It’s tough to put a finger on exactly what motivates this sort of madness, and I think that is the way Jerk In The Can may want to make you feel. Give them credit. They are steeped in uniqueness and stalk a territory all their own. So enter if you dare.

- Heath Fenton