This album hits me deep in a place I didn’t know I had. There’s so much going on and at the same time it isn’t a total headache to wrap around. The level of ability really shines on this record, and makes statements far beyond that of many other power trios. And Beave’s signature JCM sounds absolutely eargasmic. Shame there’s no lyric sheet in the hard copy though. Otherwise flawless.
Favorite track: Balsam.
Recorded March 2018 at Private Ear Recording in Winnipeg, MB (Treaty 1, Canada). Engineered, mixed, and mastered by John Paul Peters. Assistant engineer: Jan-Daryl Bantug. Agassiz is David Guillas on guitar, Derek Hogue on drums, and Ryan Nash on bass.
Supporting Caste is *easily* one of their top eight albums.
I bought the digital album off their former label g7welcomingcommittee back in 2009 and have been kicking myself ever since for not getting a physical copy. Now with this LIMITED EDITION CD AUTOGRAPHED BY THE BAND I can finally achieve the visceral pleasure of chucking one in my recycling bin. Knowing they broke many, many crayons trying to spell their own names on the cover makes it worth the extra $ Wait a minute are crayons vegan? Jeff Jardine