The False Dmitrys: Pschitt Hornstrumpot
By Oliver Labone
The third release from The False Dimitrys on their independent label Cross Eyed Lion Records. The three-piece Dimitrys have a quirky style which mixes vocals, trashy acoustic guitar, drum machines and some weird and wonderful noises to create a lo-fi mix quite unlike anything I have heard lately. Recorded on a Portastudio sound quality is on the rough side, but at the same time it suits the free and sometimes quite random nature of their music. In many aspects they are comparable to NZ's other rough and ready outfit the Dead C, to a lesser extent some of Sonic Youth's work, but to be honest, not quite to the same standard as either of those bands. There are some good moments on this album but overall it is a little monotonous and definitely in need of some changes of pace and feel. I get the feeling that they were a little reluctant to veto anyone's ideas so everything got thrown into the mix. Still, some promising work is evident and with a bit of outside production they could go on to make some very interesting work. For information on obtaining a copy contact Cross Eyed Lion Records at PO Box 27-258 Wellington.