GAJOOB Review by Bryan Baker:
“Moving Display,” a digital album by Foster Body released in 2016, is an adrenaline-fueled foray into the world of experimental punk rock. Filled with manic vocals, atonal, driven rhythms, and a pace that never lets up, this album showcases the band’s ability to push boundaries while delivering a sound that is thoroughly engaging.
Written between 2014 and 2015, “Moving Display” exudes raw energy and youthful exuberance. From start to finish, the album is a wild ride that never slows down. The spastic vocals, reminiscent of bands like the B-52s, give the music a distinctive edge, while the lurching, frantic blasts of bass/guitar/drums are on perpetual freak out.
The music on “Moving Display” is fast-paced and chaotic, but there’s an underlying sense of purpose to the chaos. It’s as if the band is trying to keep up with their own rapid-fire transitions, resulting in a sound that is both thrilling and slightly unhinged. Yet, despite the frantic pace, the musicianship remains tight throughout, demonstrating the band’s skill and control.
The production, handled by Michael Fuchs of Passive Tourist, is top-notch. Every instrument is clearly audible, allowing the listener to fully appreciate the intricate interplay between the various elements of the band’s sound. The mastering, done by Matt Mateus, further enhances the quality of the recording, ensuring that every note hits with maximum impact.
What sets Foster Body apart is their ability to create music that is both challenging and accessible. While the arrangements are complex and the rhythms often unpredictable, the songs remain catchy and memorable. This balance makes “Moving Display” not just a fascinating listen, but also a fun one.
It’s an album that isn’t afraid to take risks, and these risks pay off in the form of a unique and exhilarating listening experience. If you’re a fan of experimental punk rock, or just adventurous music in general, this is an album you won’t want to miss.
I wish there was more!
Bandcamp URL: https://fosterbody.bandcamp.com/album/moving-display