5UU'S - HUNGER'S TEETH (1994)
I've been focusing pretty heavily on late 70's/early 80's European prog for the last couple weeks, so here's a little dose of American avant-garde progrock from the 90's, 5uu's Hunger's Teeth.
Formed in the late 80's by prolific drummer/composer Dave Kerman (who also runs the experimental music haven known as Cuneiform Records), the 5uu's sound is a dense and complex one, bringing to mind the later noodlings of bands like Idiot-Flesh/Sleepytime Gorilla Museum and earlier pop nightmares a la The Residents, but with one foot firmly planted in the whole RIO/Zeuhl thing. I hate terms like "experimental", but 5uu's are just that, running through a ridiculous montage of found-object audio samples, electronic weirdness, barbershop vocal arrangements, dissonant keyboards, and meandering ambience all in one cacophonous, razor sharp crescendo of weird time signatures, punk-jazz expressionism, and haunting melodies.
By the way, that's a DUDE singing (except on the last 2 tracks).
Dave Kerman/5uu's/Cuneiform Records website
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