The False Dmitrys: Gluttons For Punishment
By Ania Glowacz
Not for the fainthearted, comes the (unbelievably) fifth release from The False Dmitrys. Whilst I canít vouch for the other releases, I canít vouch very much for this one either, itís hardly easy listening. Thereís humour, witticisms, noise, strange embellishments and sonic gunge espoused in an appropriately lo-fi fashion. Thereís no pretense of Ďsingingí or anything like that. Flight Of The Conchords this is not, being far more underground and will require some patience. Itís similar to maybe Wendyhouse but maybe not as good. Those responsible are Brent Willis from Wellington and Heath Neilson from Nelson, with the help of some collaborators. The theme is largely sex and stupidity, some of it funny and listenable, and then some of it not. Tracks include Cockroach In A Sugarbag, Groom Of The Stool and Thereís No Business Like Show Business Except Maybe Ho Business. Could possibly be called eclectic, though mainly wilfully obscure. Title says it all - enter at your own risk.