Santosh is a Canadian Santosh Lalonde whose 18-notch outing reveals many facets
with his own idiosyncratic touch. First of all, it is subjugated to playful,
frenzy aesthetic algorithms where the definition of a genre is dismissed.
Indeed, all one could hear from there is somehow transgressive and keen to
destroy and extend beyond the stylistic boundaries. Although the issue is
excessive it is not redundant. Maybe the title of the release loans you an
additional hint. Let’s take some tracks to be analysed. Don’t Send Me To
Hell chimes like a macabre, desperate country song as if one being totally
drawn out of the context to a degree you cannot take it seriously anymore.
Fantastic is a downbeat punk funk composition, which is exaggeratedly cheerful
as if mocking about a contemporary human type, who is enslaved by political
correctness, loans and idiotic TV shows. On the other side, these monkeys are
enslaved by other monkeys having no different quality in fact. Morally they are
even more inferior. That’s the moral of the case. By listening to the next song
Funny People and all of that ultimately reminds of Lalonde`s compatriot Bruce
Haack whose electronic pioneering many decades ago was similarly frantic and
staggering and frequently transcended stylistic borders. At times it seems to
sound like funk or hip-hop or indie rock or music hall or comedy yet blurring
remarkably the borders of the aforementioned compartments that one startles to
say something definitive about it. In a word, the result is overwhelming and
needs to be listened many times before to get spotted on the artist`s precise core.
Highly recommended. The issue is a part of the catalogue of Vancouver-based