Oscillate My Metallic Sonatas (Wobbly Music)
Reviewed by John Sekerka
Hah, and you thought The Lothars were a one record flash in the pan. Where else can you possibly go with a theremin band, you asked? Sit down my friend, there's no need to get all worked up about this. You see, despite rumours to the contrary, the theremin is more than just a kitschy sound effect box used for 50s sci-fi space horror classics. It is an instrument, damn it! And The Lothars are here to prove that very point. Mixed with a dash of guitar, violin and some percussion, this four theremin quintet makes beautifully strange music not unlike John Cale's VU explorations. The Lothars do slip into some more formal modes of music transport (a funky beat here, a standard guitar strum there), but really, that's just icing. Enjoy The Lothars for what they are: an inventive electric outfit noodling away in a most pleasant manner.
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