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South Dakota Logic Mechanism (10GeV)
Glimr

By David Lilly

What do we have here? Well, I'll tell you what we don't have. This ain't the Great Lakes Information Management Resource. No way, music lovers; the Glimr you are now reading about is a group of three guys that play musical instruments to varying degrees of entertaining effect.

I would love to give you their addresses and phone numbers, but 10Gev, the young label that has released this disc, provides scant bio information about Brian Moeckly and his cohorts, Chris and Michael Temkin, except that they play a variety of instruments at various times. Not only does the instrumentation vary but so does what they do with that sound. If you're already acquainted with these fellows, you can stop reading after the next sentence. If you don't know them, stick around.

Glimr's music isn't exactly psychedelic, but it tends to zigzag, as they tend to swerve their melodies in varying directions during individual songs. For instance, the disc opens with the sound of an incoming voice on a walkie-talkie and soon the guitar takes over and someone starts singing. "Floating on a Narrow Sea of Twine" is not a rip-off of Pink Floyd's "Cymbaline" but the two sound related until about half way through the song when it takes on a life of its own and the guitar proceeds to scream and flail like a dancing electric cobra.

While that isn't actually a blueprint for all five songs here, this is essentially a 25-minute EP with some curious twists and turns. And that, my friends, is OK. Someone has to do this kind of stuff! Otherwise, where else will you be able to hear a xylophone alongside shouting electric guitars? Definitely not from GLIMR, but you can count on Glimr. Get more of an idea at www.10Gevrecords.com