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The Autokinoton - Tour Pressing Volume One (Cover Artwork)

The Autokinoton

The Autokinoton: Tour Pressing Volume OneTour Pressing Volume One (2004)
self-released

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The Autokinoton (Greek for 'self-motivating') hails from Denver, CO and is 'the' band to watch out for this next year. The dual guitar assault and rapid-fire bass builds a carefully chaotic harmony beneath the throat tearing gasps of vocalist Joe Triscari. Since comparison is skepticism's bedfellow,.


The Autokinoton (Greek for 'self-motivating') hails from Denver, CO and is 'the' band to watch out for this next year. The dual guitar assault and rapid-fire bass builds a carefully chaotic harmony beneath the throat tearing gasps of vocalist Joe Triscari. Since comparison is skepticism's bedfellow, imagine Converge and Neurosis locked in a Muay Thai glass-fisted death match while all of heaven's angels weep and the fires of hell boil the sea. Imagine a handheld nuclear bomb encased in a glass bubble; you get to push the button and it detonates with the sound and fury inherent in its atomic make up, as it does nothing to you but inspire long-winded metaphors about bands you think everyone should listen to or at least experience.

The five-song sampler, hand screenprinted on CD with a very classy clear slipcase is merely an appetizer for the meal that will have people shitting with glee once they get the album released. The third track, entitled "The Theory Of Things That Never Die," is an intense full body flailing in a mass-of-awe-struck-bodies song with staccato guitar riffs that crescendo into harmonic bliss as lyrics like "Crawl back inside / love and the hate / snake that eats the flames" shower the listener like schrapnel from a grenade in a bucket of nails.

"Strip It Away" is another shining example of how the band's use of dynamics á la Isis/Neurosis is combined with the punk rock affectation of Fugazi, At the Drive-In, and Nation of Ulysses. Then again on the track "Time To Leave The Cubicle" subtle keyboards infiltrate the bridge, bulding like a wave as the vocalist chants prayer-like "Grasping / clawing / bitting through the ropes / of a life not worth shit." An indictment of the cubicle hasn't been more eloquently screamed and pounded by many other bands - if you're wearing a suit and tie, you may already be dead.

Seeing them live is another story and in all reality, the recording does nothing but wet the palate for the fury of the live show. Singer Joseph Triscari hurls himself around the stage while the white hot strings of Shaun (guitar), Justin (guitar) and Josh (bass) harmonize and pummel along with drummer Andy who plays his kit like a man possessed. The Autokinoton is the new cool. An underground, uber-DIY band that is destined to go far on hard work alone, think how far they'll go when people hear their music.

MP3's:
"Strip It Away"
"Upon The Burning Of A Human Compass"

 

 
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Anonymous (August 18, 2005)

These guys came to Traverse City with Planes Mistaken for Stars, Glass and Ashes, and Smoke or Fire. They were really great, I have been telling people to check them out ever since. They also made for a real great band for me to photograph. (If you wish to see photos you can check out http://www.tccellardoor.org/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=27 ...All photos by me, Stacy Folker- if you for some reason want them, ask. pandemoniumxpanda@hotmail.com)

wrongstring (May 11, 2005)

"The Autokinoton is the new cool. An underground, uber-DIY band that is destined to go far on hard work alone, think how far they’ll go when people hear their music. "

...if they're not too stoned all the god damn time.

Anonymous (March 3, 2005)

shit

wrongstring (December 28, 2004)

its the cover that was sent to me by shaun. who cares anyway, i'm sure the 12" will be different, having a sex toy fist is pretty sweet anyway, right?

Anonymous (December 26, 2004)

Hardcore is fucking dead, white belts are the system, kung fu dancing is the system, chuga chuga is mtv endorced, that shit is for apes, jocks and fashion queens.

But..... the autokinoton has nothing to do with any of that, they have to do with fucking rocking big heavy beautiful and sonic, if you judged them because you were there for the Fear Before show then that probably shows you dont have a damn clue what you are talking about and were probably more interested in some simian dummy band with tons of chugs, alarm clock noises, a little sass, and maybe if your lucky a predictable emotional whine fest section (not that fear before does that exactly but thats in a similar line of marketability.

Anonymous (December 22, 2004)

Thats not the cover of that EP? I thought you were reviewing a new album by them. Is that the cover of the 12" they are putting out? What is that anyway?

wrongstring (December 21, 2004)

ian mackayes semen tastes so punk...i lavished it.

Anonymous (December 21, 2004)

i meant to post this picture

http://mycap.mii.instacontent.net:80/g.myspace/00034/01/11/34 091110_l.jpg

Anonymous (December 21, 2004)

someone mentioned that those autokinofags didn't move on stage... then what is this?

Anonymous (December 21, 2004)

poop. and same goes for that dumb kid righting this reveiw. he is dumb ande going bald and he is sad about it. everyone focus on his bald head and not on Conrosisis.shitfuck. balls. that hotwatermusic writerguy, you know the alcoholicguy?? He says balls in that book. That deserves a ten. This bald guy dwho whants to suck ian macgayes cock he is not a writer like that. if he put balls instead of fugazin in his review he would be tubular.

Anonymous (December 21, 2004)

I smell fecal sandwiches in the lima bean crevice. mmmmm make mine a horse cock grilled to perfection and throw it in my cornhole for a man of married proportions to get beat up by little kids on the nerd net. Fuck this I am going to go beat my milk stick until threads of hot icing coat the thote. Don't choke on my milk nuckga. I am am on a deserted rock Island with the revenge of the nerds stunt double sniffing BVDs and guzzling my man meal. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm lick it. Spinal Biff

Anonymous (December 20, 2004)

im not fucking gay, i wear girl pants and suck dick!

xfyiex

Anonymous (December 20, 2004)

hey xfyiex is that short for FruityYoungInExile HAHAHA!!!!

homophobe

Anonymous (December 20, 2004)

this is awesome !!!

Anonymous (December 20, 2004)

i heard these guys do a bunch of fucked up drugs and cant even play sometimes because they are too stoned and drunk.

xfyiex

Anonymous (December 20, 2004)

as far as the rock island fear before the march of flames cd release show.

do any of you actually consider fbtmof, lenore, or even and a hint of read talented? all of them flailing their skinny bodys in girl pants and white belts chugging away is playing an instrument correctly? i bet your favorite band is the blood brothers and before that it was mxpx or blink 182.

wrongstring (December 20, 2004)

what is the point in critiquing a critique? Is it just so that you can feel relevant because you mention some other shitty online rag? I'm not sure if having the option of posting after reviews serves some intrinsic self absorbed desire but the reality of the matter is that a review is just an opinion, hopefully if the review is favorable it gets the bands some new fans. Maybe those that are semantically challenged and are so focused on a sentence won't be able to see past their own misgivings, or if other people think its cool enough but would a band want a fan like that? some dipshit that gets stuck on a sentence? who the fuck cares? why even post a reply to that reply you ask? because some people need their hands held through even the darkest times like reading reviews about bands they never heard of and won't ever listen to because of one little sentence.
score is for the retards, they never cease to amaze.

Anonymous (December 18, 2004)

Saying a band is "the band to watch this year" is the equivelent of chasing everyone away from reading the rest of the review. I know I dont want to read the rest now. This isnt Pitchfork, thank god. Your not the guiding beacon for the internet music community.

-!GreenVandal!

ThriveToFailure (December 16, 2004)

Ooh, Chinatown and BSD in a bitch fight. I dunno who I want to lose more!

Anonymous (December 15, 2004)

i heard these guys when they toured last year and it was one of the best shows i have ever seen! they're album is lo- fi but is still impressive! if they could get into a studio they could really tear it down.

Anonymous (December 15, 2004)

Ohhh, that must be your "macho" side.

-BSD

Anonymous (December 15, 2004)

Since you ask, today I received my order from Relapse, which contained the new Mastodon and Pig Destroyer records.

-Chinatown

Anonymous (December 15, 2004)

"Based on the live show of this band when they played at Rock island with Fear Before the March of Flames.

They were by far the worst band of the night. I swear they spent most of the night sitting next to their amps so all that could be heard was feedback. Perhaps if they learnd to play their instruments live they might be good, their screamer has promise. However, their show was so awful i wont even consider listening to this EP."

good, i hope you don't support a local band like them who have some quality and could give a shit about what you thought of their performance or if they should sound 'pretty' and get 'sonic assimilation'. variety is the lifeblood of art and music. besides its one less idiot to worry about wearing a tee shirt after they get the proper credit they deserve and everyone jumps on the band wagon. in the end all they have is their integrity and one less opinion. Keep your mind closed.
i hope you go deaf soon you fuck face scenester know it all...

Anonymous (December 15, 2004)

"Or that scrawny bitch who constantly trashes anything released within the past twenty years, complaining that it's too "polished," then making sure to point out to everyone that so-and-so sounded much more genuine because they had piss-poor sound quality which, consequently, made them much better than today's acts.

-Chinatown"

Sound quality has nothing to do with anything. When it comes down to it, those bands were just more original, better song writers, and not fakes.

But, yeah... When all else fails, make up shit. Or make fun of the millions of people who like bands that can't afford huge studio excursions.

Inform us, Chinatown, what else did you buy today???!!?

-BSD

Anonymous (December 15, 2004)

"The dual guitar assault"

Is that more powerful than a "triple guitar attack"?

Anonymous (December 15, 2004)

Or that scrawny bitch who constantly trashes anything released within the past twenty years, complaining that it's too "polished," then making sure to point out to everyone that so-and-so sounded much more genuine because they had piss-poor sound quality which, consequently, made them much better than today's acts.

-Chinatown

Dude, he likes the hives, the fucking hives, and admits it, i think that shows that you're wrong about anything. You should've just written "or that rambling fuckhead".

Anonymous (December 14, 2004)

Or that scrawny bitch who constantly trashes anything released within the past twenty years, complaining that it's too "polished," then making sure to point out to everyone that so-and-so sounded much more genuine because they had piss-poor sound quality which, consequently, made them much better than today's acts.

-Chinatown

Anonymous (December 14, 2004)

"This reviewer sure likes to name-drop Fugazi....

-Chinatown"

I know, man. What a total loser.

Just like the guy who namedropped all of those pop-indie/hardcore bands he mail ordered shit from for no reason.

-BSD

Anonymous (December 14, 2004)

Based on the live show of this band when they played at Rock island with Fear Before the March of Flames.

They were by far the worst band of the night. I swear they spent most of the night sitting next to their amps so all that could be heard was feedback. Perhaps if they learnd to play their instruments live they might be good, their screamer has promise. However, their show was so awful i wont even consider listening to this EP.

wrongstring (December 14, 2004)

dually noted.

Anonymous (December 14, 2004)

This reviewer sure likes to name-drop Fugazi....

-Chinatown

Anonymous (December 14, 2004)

I'm sick of post-hardcore.

And the best way to get me to never voluntarily listen to a band is to call them "the band to watch"... Fuck that.

-BSD

Anonymous (December 14, 2004)

this is the ONLY review of a record coming out today that's been posted

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