Supersonic

Wall to Wall Moustache

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The Leeds, U.K.-based duo of guitarist Daren Pickles and bassist Slapper Dave call themselves Supercharger at home, but they are forced to become Supersonic in the U.S. due to the prior claim of the early-'90s American indie rock band Supercharger. By either name, they create garden-variety electronica, indistinguishable in its heavy, repetitive beats, odd sounds, and dialogue snippets from that of any number of other similar purveyors of the style. They have a particular affection for variations on a common obscenity, and manage to work it into several of the tracks, sometimes preceded by "mother" (as heard in "Bouffant Idiots," for example). (The album does not contain a parental advisory sticker.) There are also occasional cultural references, such as a line from the movie Blade Runner that turns up in "Wall to Wall." In a genre as, well, generic as electronica can be, the challenge is to make something that stands out. Supercharger, aka Supersonic, has not done so on Wall to Wall Moustache.

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