Review: Grand Ulena

Grand Ulena
““Gateway To Dignity””
(Family Vineyard)

Rock minimalism full of non-sequential musical outbursts that just flat out give me a headache.  The jumbled use of drums, guitar, and bass on “Gateway To Dignity” sounds like a junior high band warming up before they play.  What songs do have a solid drum beat just seem to change pace without warning and never fail to have guitar parts that sound like they belong in a different song.  It’s sort of like the first time you listen to Joan Of Arc.  The only thing that makes sense about this record is that Jim O’Rourke was mentioned in the credits.  Maybe my feeble mind just can’t understand the brilliance, but this is the record I would listen to while planning an air strike in world war three.