!!! (Chk Chk Chk)

Myth Takes

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Of all the dance-punk revivalists, !!! have been the most consistently challenging, not to mention the group most likely to fill discerning dancefloors in our top twenty. Fantastically produced, "Myth Takes" consummately establishes them as the equals of all the groups they are so clearly influenced by. Most prominently, it is the restless sonic impulse of Talking Heads' "Remain In Light" that this album so joyously invokes. Electric and inspired, the band's playing is a relentless barrage of driving guitar solos, post-punk bass and fluid African polyrhythms, whilst Daniel Ofer's frantic vocal chants of desperation and lust appropriately lie in conversation with David Byrne. With each track a mini funk epic containing elements of disco, dub, punk and hip-hop, the real achievement lies in the ability of this barely contained band to sound as defiantly tight as the most disciplined JB's whilst essentially on one endless wild trip.

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