Compass / Munchy The Bear
Album: Munchy The Bear   Collection:General
Artist:Compass   Added:Jun 2006
Label:Sharkattack! Music  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2006-10-15 Pull Date: 2006-12-17
Week Ending: Nov 19 Oct 22
Airplays: 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Nov 16, 2006: press and release
Never Live Forever
2. Oct 16, 2006: Municipal Waste

Album Review
Reviewed 2006-09-30
A collection of songs recorded over 5 cities and with help of main man Dave Doom's various musician friends. These are sound collages with a wide assortment of instruments (saxophone to dulcimer), heavy on electronics, and samples of war PSAs, paranoia, and the like. There's plenty of humor (a little tepid though), and the cut-and-paste of genres seems pretty fresh on the first listen, but this is essentially a novelty item. Try # 1 and 4. FCC clean.

*1. Explosion countdown, "Even Baby Jesus needed to learn to crawl", poppy coed vocals
2. Dulcimer heavy, a little too comical and almost insincere bluegrass rendition
3. Instrumental, melodies spliced into backbeat drums
*4. Hilarious chorus
5. Samples something called "Burt the Turtle" that sounds like a children's safety ditty
6. Distorted vocals but sounds like a dialogue
7. Collage of congo drums, violins, etc...
8. Doomsday effects, sample of something about high school kids and yogurt into airy voxs
9. Awful country number
10. Brief instrumental harp number
11. Clarinet and beats, samples of bomb warning
12. "What do we start with, the booze or the weed?"
13. Saxophone instrumental opener into strained vocals.
14. French girls marching smashed into foreign choral singers for almost videogame music effect
15. Crashing waves into pretty female vox and male bg vox and saxophone closer, long ends with 3 minutes of waves.

Track Listing
1. Never Live Forever   8. Finally
2. When You Have Had   9. Cripple Creek
3. Stick Pots And The Bloody Beats   10. Harp
4. I/M Already Dead   11. Beauty And Addiction
5. Burt The Turtle   12. What Do We Start With?
6. Meteor Man   13. A Cult Follolwing
7. Mombre Medley   14. Paix!
  15. Never Want To Leave