An Elaborate System of Weights and Pulleys


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An Elaborate System of Weights and Pulleys Review

by Larry Belanger

The band Squeaky have some provocative lyrics and good uptempo rhythms to bind their songs together. "Trophy Shoppe" has a jazz-fusion feel with guitar nuances that lend themselves to produce a sweet sound. "Free" comes off as a rockabilly tune with its bassline, but the guitar work is in the jazz fusion flavor, giving this song an unorthodox but alluring quality. There is a lot of humor in the lyrics as is evident in the songs "Kramer" and "House Music," which are excellent rocking tunes. When the track "King Me" kicks in the jam, it's as if the band has transformed -- the heavy, angry side of the band shines through on this metal tune. A guitar-based rock band, Squeaky travel into a land that has been executed, rendered, and performed many times over. They still manage to bring some unexecuted stylings to their music that have a fresh, invigorating beat to them. They bring unorthodox chord progressions, play octaves on the counter melody, and have an incredible knack for cross-genre arrangements. If this is an example of what to expect from this band in the future, they are bound to be around for years to come. An exciting album that just might be the missing link in your guitar rock collection.