Album: "Songs From The Shining Temple"
Label: Perhaps Transparent Recordings (2003)
Style: ?
Songs: 11


Reviewed by: Darklight

The weird funky bizarre band known as Flaming Fire return once again to assault us with their zaniness. The artwork for this album is enough to tell you that this band is way out there. But once you hear the music offered here you won't know what to make of it.

This is silly, fun, strange, artistic, experimental music that will leave you scratching your head. Different instruments including guitar, bass, drums, sampling and keyboards are all over the place while a blend of cute female vocals and humorous male vocals sing along. But there's just enough structure to hold everything together and make it all enjoyable.

I really like this CD just for the fact that it's different from anything else I've heard before, and that's always a good thing. It's also catchy enough to hold my interest.

Every song sounds different, but manage to still somehow fit together. If you like bands such as Mr. Bungle, you should find a lot to like here.


Album: self-titled
Label: n/a (2001)
Style: undetermined
Songs: 10


Reviewed by: Darklight

This is one of the strangest bands I have ever heard before. They create music that is difficult to describe. The closest thing that I could maybe compare them to is Mr. Bungle. The songs are all completely different, created with various instruments including guitar, bass, drums, that are manipulated in strange and odd ways to create varied sounds. Some tracks are structured like rock songs with up front male vocals and female backing vocals, while others are more experimental with spoken word and chanting.

With song titles such as “Disco Of Souls”, “Why Do Birds Sound Like Motorbikes” and “Word Up!” it’s obvious that nothing here is meant to be taken too seriously. It has a tongue-in-cheek vibe to it. Basically, it’s all quite silly.

I do give the band credit for being unique, original and different, but only a select audience will be able to appreciate what is offered here. This music is a genre all its own, not fitting in to any other category.

If you think that you might be interested in an album packed full of weird, humorous music, this is definitely something for you to get.