I didn't know much about this record going into it, but for some reason I had the notion that Civil Rice was going to have some serious full-tilt hardcore punk in store.В Turns out I was only 9% on the mark, with merely the whirlwind, minute-plus "Black Fag"В matching the loud and fast ideal I had assumed was going to be theВ prevailing modus operandi here.В Hailing from Milwaukee,В Einstein's Riceboys wereВ in actuality aВ synth-reared post-punk cabal, and not a very catchy one at that.В Fusing together elements from their side of the pond (Devo, Pere Ubu)В and the other (Gang of Four), theВ Riceboys sport their homegrown, DIYВ tomfoolery toВ an iidiosyncratic fault.В Civil Rice is an often incohesive, art-punk mess,В though not quite the full-on disaster that some of it'sВ sketchier moments lead you to believe is beckoningВ just around the corner.
01. Time and Insomnia 02. Vertigo 03. Massacre of Love 04. Living Screen 05. Morbid Orbit 06. Stranger in My Room 07. Overtown 08. Black Fag 09. Electric Chair 10. Bloated Life 11. Out of It