Audio Feng Shui
Recorded in the hottest summer on record in a studio on the unventilated top floor of a warehouse in July and August, the kind of tense and sweaty frustration born of semi-consciousness and beer is channeled into these 9 tracks of quirky rock. It can arguably be stated that no one is really doing the kind of music Chrash are on Audio Feng Shui. Part chug, part stop/start, all melody and twisted insight. Reminiscent of Wire's early works, but with the kind of easy flow of early REM, the three (sometimes four) members of Chrash have pulled something out of the air here, something at first listen that is compelling and unique, if you come from the vein of listener that seeks a challenge and looks deeply into the art of pop.