Review by Darren Kerr
High Comedy has an alien feel to it, the production is
metallic and distant -- yet somehow in your face -- and the vocals
and guitars are flanged and phased to high hell. Martin Ferguson's
voice has the versatility of a chameleon, sometimes sounding British
glam à la David Bowie or Suede's Brett Anderson, and other
times sounding operatic and even growly (but only for seconds
at a time). For you folks who like guitar flights and dramatic
chord changes, Ferguson provides that as well. Mention must be
given to Ian Hood's excellent drumming, running the gamut from
country to jazz to Keith Moon bombast.
It would be interesting to see how this music is performed live,
as this recording is a two-man show. When Chiens d'Amours find
their footing and develop their sound with a warmer recording,
they could make inroads.
Artist Contact Info: #39 - 843 Cardero St., Vancouver, B.C., Canada, V6G 2G6, (604) 683-0469
First published in Drop-D Magazine on April 25, 1997
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