Inu - "Monster" CD EP Review (Count, Tim Hingston, Zoe Keating) ~ BrooklynRocks: NYC Music Blog

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Inu - "Monster" CD EP Review (Count, Tim Hingston, Zoe Keating)

DOWNLOAD: Inu - "The Bailing" (Download requires registration)

Inu - Monster CD EP ReviewInu is an experimental/electro San Francisco based trio lead by Mikael (Count) Eldridge (who has produced/ remixed DJ Shadow, New Order, Radiohead, etc.) that features cellist Zoe Keating (Imogen Heap, Rasputina, Dresden Dolls) and bassist/guitarist Tim Hingston (The Nightland, Stripmall Architecture).

This five-song EP mixes traditional guitar/bass/drums instrumentation with Keating's cello, mellow dance beats and a range of electronic squiggles to come up with an enjoyable trip-hop influenced disc. The first song on the EP, "The Bailing", is available as a free download (the link is at the top of this post) and the song's dreamy, mellow vibe is indicative of the sound of this EP. The one exception is the song "Stephen Colbert" which heads down the track of fuzzed-out Dinosaur Jr. style pop.

Inu will be following up this EP with a full-length in March of next year.

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