Jim Santo's Demo Universe

Alexander Inmate - Purple Of The Odd Person

Y'know, some people ought to learn a little restraint. I mean, I've never heard of Alexander Inmate, yet I'm expected to wade through 71 minutes of music on their debut album. Not only is it overwhelming, but begs the question, what will they do for a follow-up? I'm sure Corey Roberts isn't concerned, because Nub is his label, and he owns the studio where this was recorded. So, how's it sound? Slightly psychedelic, vaguely New Wave pop-rock, with thin, buzzy guitars and unpleasantly processed vocals that sound like they're emanating from inside a dirty bong (which is probably not far from the truth). Ah, the joys of self-indulgence.

CD received November 9, 1995