THE ATOMIC BOMB AUDITION
When a band thanks NASA, William S. Burroughs, and Hunter S. Thompson in their liner notes, that's usually a telltale sign from the get go that its gonna yield something weird, and Bay Area troupe The Atomic Bomb Audition responds accordingly on the 13-track ELEVEN THEATRES. Forget about being experimental, this project, consisting of a woodwinds, strings, a signal process guy, and a regular rock band set-up, goes to extremes to illuminate their sojourn through sound. Noise rock meets jazzy breaks that shift into prolonged interludes which scream for cinematic accompaniments are prevalent here, as are mammoth dynamic shifts, fluctuating mood swings, and avant-garde presentations complete with unorthodox instrumentation for further intensity. Best described in the press release as "instrumental avant-rock for films that don't exist", ELEVEN THEATRES arouses the theater of the mind instantly with its uncompromising artistic flare and wide range of juxtaposed clashing styles running alongside each other in a madman's brain.