Der Shrimpkin

This is one of the releases on Prawnsong that doesn't have Claypool producing it. The liner notes credit the songs to Eskimo Ditties and that's an apt name for them. Most of the songs are short and catchy little tunes that stick around in your head. A lot of the songs have a funky hip-hop thrash punk sound to them, somewhat reminscent of the stuff by the bay area thrash group Psychefunkapus. The difference here is the extensive use of instruments like the Marimba and the Trombone, which results in an ethnic sound. The melody in Buttplug is very similar to a song I've heard, but I can't quite place it.

Ram Samudrala ||