EYEBALL - Crawling Creatures (Single)

 
 
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FIONA DUIGNAN

 

EYEBALL are quite a mature band from North Carolina and they clearly love doing what they do. Even before you read their bio, as soon as you listen to EYEBALL, it’s blatantly obvious that their style is psychedelic, experimental and pretty much out there – outer space in fact. The four-piece have been working on their vision since 2015, showcasing their unique, trippy, art noise and synth style.

‘Crawling Creatures’ leads you in with a funky bass intro and basic, but spooky synth to give it a dark undertone that wouldn’t be out of place in an old style or a futuristic sci-fi horror movie, whether serious or slapstick. 

This track is about creepy crawlies and it will actually give you the heebie-jeebies because once you know that, you can’t get it out of your head and imagine all kinds of insects crawling all over you (not for the feint hearted).

There is clearly a lot of thought put into the layering, and there has to be as the track is almost seven minutes long. I’m not one for talking in a song as I find it to distracting and I switch off and in this case, I can’t help but wonder how ‘Crawling Creatures’ would have flowed without it, even if it is inspired by H P Lovecraft (introduced to many of us through Iron Maiden). Then again, EYEBALL are all about experimenting and I should give myself a slap on the wrist and open my mind.

This song is digital only and as the band openly admit, it doesn’t fit with anything they have done before. That given, it shows that the song is as experimental for the band as it is in it’s composition, from the initial thoughts right down to production. It’s great for bands to play around with sounds because the potential is limitless and it means that people will never get bored as they are not confining themselves to a specific genre or similar style throughout their music career.

However, if this is your first intro to EYEBALL, you are in for a bit of a shock when you hear their other work!

EYEBALL are working on a new album at the moment and I can safely say that it will be unique. 

The band

Terry McLamb – Drums, synth, vocals

Myriam Martian – guitar, art noise, vocals

Aaron Albrecht – synth, vocals

Brian Oaksford – bass, guitars, vocals

https://eyeball-band.com/

https://www.facebook.com/eyeball.ensemble/