Ulan Bator | Ego:Echo | Review
I can say this is the most entertaining and intriguing record I reviewed this issue.
Ulan Bator is the capitol of Mongolia, but sadly these guys are not Mongolian. They are a French trio who do a post-modern neuvo-rock mambo, cross breeding
elements of art rock, Euro-industrial and post-punk. Michael Gira (Angels of Light/Swans) produced this, arranging the songs with the band, and it’s on his label. He also sings on two songs. Going in it may be safe to say this might sound a tad like Swans. It is not the case that they rely on that alone. They dredge up some organic fragments in their music, finding space between guitar, bass, drums, and other parts and escaping the box. They have the mid-tempo groove thing, but they take it beyond world music eccentricity and industrial monotony into cosmic otherness, like the sixteen-minute “Let Go Ego.” Any complex record cannot possibly be summed up in a paragraph. I can say this is the most entertaining and intriguing record I reviewed this issue.