The Desert Fathers The Spirituality (Threespheres) Rating: NNNN
There's a certain type of album that has always managed to aggravate every girl I've gone out with. It has a kind of compositional dissonance characterized by certain bands that got their backs up - Atari Teenage Riot, for example, the Ex, Tom Cora, Six Finger Satellite and Frank Zappa. The Desert Fathers are going to be right up there. With a knack and fondness for non-sequitur arrangements, an album that stresses changeability over cohesiveness (although it holds together beautifully) and a vicious weird streak, DF have fathered something special in The Spirituality: surprising melodies buried inside the noise of machines disintegrating. Some will love it. I do. Others will want to bury their ears in concrete.
The Desert Fathers roar into Sneaky Dee's this Sunday (February 22).