Paul Lester opines " It's not quite as radical as he probably thinks it is - anyone who has ever heard a Funkadelic or Parliament album will know that funk is no stranger to the strange and deranged, and the frenetic blipburst approach to fizzy sonics will be familiar to anyone who owns a 1973-5 Todd Rundgren album or a 2008 Max Tundra one… At its best, though - the controlled mayhem of Will to Believe, the mad maximalism of Hit Factory of Sadness, the blap-zap rat-a-tat of Let's Shoot Up and The Gospel Truth, which sounds like funk played by a swarm of bees - No Now is almost as good as Clarence Clarity thinks it is."
Meanwhile Postmedia Breaking News reviews a new album/EP from Energy Slime - the duo of Jay Arner and Jessica Delisle, whose New Dimensional is 11 songs fitted on a seven-inch disc.
" Arner put out an LP on Mint last year whose layered, multi-textured power-pop was evocative of Todd Rundgren. Energy Slime takes that comparison further by recalling the shorter songs of Rundgren's A Wizard, A True Star. It's dense and the short entries could be developed into longer, fuller songs. Arner and Delisle could be making a point: If today's society has a short attention span and is overwhelmed by the volume of music, why bother going further once the point has been made?"