4: Into Unknown
Released on April 30, 2013
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People of Earth, take heed: The year is 2013 AD, and Timmy Vulgar
has graced our squabbling kind by returning to terra-dwelling humanoids
the intergalactic, transcendental cyber-organism that is the
twitching Human Eye for a fourth revelation. Prepare, peopleoids, as
the Human Eye casts its gaze Into Unknown.
Over the course of 4: Into Unknown, the listener rides along rising
and falling cascades of fuzz. Mindless twist-and-jive anthems entice,
but ultimately abandon false friends in psychedelic realms while remote
melodies tickle and torment the cerebellum. In many ways, 4
presents longtime fans with a reverent re-education in Human Eye’s
style, as it pulls influences from way back—the epochal decades of the
1960s and ’70s, when groovin’ was the law and the mind a nebulous
thing. Full of Sabbath-esque sludge-bass, trash-incinerating guitars
and blown-out organs, these songs convince any would-be afficionado
that the throbbing heart of rock ’n’ roll, Detroit City, while currently
on life support, can still produce.
Mystics, ancient astronauts, and other Human Eye zealots can look
forward to witnessing the four-piece live, as appearances are predicted
in hometowns across the United States in the latter half of 2013. So,
set your radios to interstellar frequency, pick up the album and do
not miss an opportunity to experience Human Eye electro-shock firsthand—
as long as you prepare to be sent reeling beyond our universe,
beyond what we can only claim to know.