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Musical Mathematics Feature // Adebisi Shank
A sharp lookin’ fella in a red fabric mask mans the bass guitar with chaotic precision whilst bouncing in unison alongside the twiddles and strikes of a juddering guitarist. The pounding, commanding, dictating, thumping, clouting drums from behind meet the electric noise in the middle. Strong riffs and hooks bellow and sound from speaker to speaker smashing hot instrumental alternative rock all over the room. (10/5/2011 @ The Brudenell Social club)
I have never in my 21 years on this planet ever ventured, in any shape or form to the part of the world called Ireland, neither north nor south. I always feel that I should go, but the opportunity has never arisen. St. Patrick’s day in Dublin (as I have been told) is shit-hot, so I don’t know why I don’t just get a cheap flight over. I think I know what I’m going to do this summer.
But, I have been indulging in a healthy dose of Irish rock music as of late. One band in particular have twisted, controlled and captivated my musical mind into a well-fashioned attractive mush. Adebisi Shank have uncompromisingly been creating a truly one-of-kind sound since the release of their 1st EP ‘This is the EP of a band called Adebisi Shank’ in 2007. The brute-force and rawness on such tracks as ‘Horse’ & ‘Jump Cut’ showed the true talent that the Irish instrumental trio possessed in their song writing and showmanship.
Pop Matters Goes All 8 of 10
Adebisi Shank: This Is the Second Album of a Band Called Adebisi Shank
By John Calvert 11 April 2011
Does For Math-Rock what Gabba did for Kraftwerk…
World, meet Adebisi Shank: the most fun you can have with your clothes on since the zipper was invented. A word-of-mouth juggernaut in their native Ireland, simply put, this Wexford trio is a jaw-dropping live prospect, as you could easily imagine listening to their 2008 debut. The follow-up, however, is a whole other level.
Consummating a hitherto unspoken theme quietly building in the dutifully scholastic Irish Noise scene, here Adebisi break from the calculated fret-puzzle trappings of their contemporaries for an almighty bout of outrageousness, obsoleting ten of your favourite rock acts in the process. Released on forward-thinking Dublin-based label Richter Collective, the glitchy, mega-math tour-de-force This Is The Second pits their debut’s back-breaking tropical patterns against Yngwie Malmsteen, the Wham City sound, Marnie Stern, Queen, Boston, God, The Devil, Captain America, the Russians, and a 4000-horse chariot bound for the year 2525. Furious, invincible, breathtaking and ridiculous, This Is The Second does for math-rock what Gabba did for Kraftwerk.