“FIRE! FIRE!” Trojan Horse's opening track on their recent EP is aptly titled as it bursts into flames with a mathy riff and bizarre lyrics.
“I cannot extinguish all these feelings”.
If I had to rate the release with just this one and a half minutes it would be five out of five. The way the band pack in the time signature changes and the sheer fun of it all is just awesome.
I really enjoyed the band's first record which was like a prog rock seizure with genre switching all over the place and a carnival's worth of brilliant noise to go with it. The first track on the EP reminds me of the album but compressed down to something a bit more startling. It's the sort of track that's been stuck in my head since I heard it.
The insanity is significantly toned down for 'Ohio', which is a blues-y number that's less Cardiacs and more Caravan. It's still an enjoyable track but I found myself having to put Fire straight back on so I could head bang instead.
The EP then features an acoustic version of a song from their brilliant self titled full length: 'Disciplining the Reserve Army' doesn't pack quite the same punch it does in full electric glory. And the EP then closes out with a couple of weird and uninteresting remixes I find myself just skipping over.
The two original tracks showcased here by the band do indicate that they're capable of writing some surprisingly catchy songs and if they can match the bombast of the opening track on later outings then I'm excited.
“There's a fire in the kitchen”
Posted: Thu 13 September 2012