My first "exposure" to
this band was the animated video for
their song _Float_ (which is included
on this disc) and I wasn't sure what
was more surprising, the obvious Samurai
Jack noir of the artwork or the lesbianism.
That's right, you read it correctly.
The video is space chick lesbians in
(minimal) latex sex suits saving the
future to a soundtrack of Portishead
meets Ennio Morricone in a film by
Albert Broccoli, or something like
that. (and I understand their live
shows are even wilder) While the over
all theme remains true thruout with
song titles such as _Space Bandit,
Intergalactic Lesbian Love Song_ and
_Sex 66_ the music itself takes a number
of interesting turns, such as on _Diamond
Dreamer_ which sounds like it came
straight out of the Rocky Horror Picture
Show. If all this sounds like this
is one of those acts with such a strong
identity that you either love or hate
what they are doing you might be correct.
But if you are leaning away don't dismiss
it too quickly as underneath the flash
lies a rather interesting work which
is certainly as unique as anything
I've seen lately. Certainly high drama
worthy of notice, but while not profane
the material renders it unsuitable
for the kids so be warned.