ACE IN THE HOLE
INTO THE WHIP
MARKING TIME is a 13-track release from Ace in the Hole, a solo project from Eddie Klinger, drummer of NYC outfits An Albatross and Symptom 7. With a slew of styles from the down home picking and grinning of "Make It" to the AFI-inspired "A Second Look" thrown around here like a tailgated pigskin, this mixed bag of goodies yields a wide array of trippy pop rock ("A Quiet Night"), high energy punk funk ("A Song Like This"), and self-indulgent trip-hop ("Blinded") that blends together like a 45-minute playlist from a modern rock radio station. Unlike other solo outings, this is not simply a "drummer's album" (although the drums here are massive and bold). Instead, dig on the vibe from the first Foo Fighters disc to get the good time feel and vast variety of what you have in store when popping this CD in your stereo.