Economy of Motion (1998)
Dazzling Killmen are quite possibly responsible for creating music's greatest family tree of their decade. A sizable chunk of my favorite records are post-DK projects by bassist Darin Grey (Brise-Glace, Grand Ulena, You Fantastic!), while drummer Blake Flemming's Laddio Bolocko was also mind-blowing, and Nick Sakes' vocal and guitar performance on Colossamite's All Lingo's Clamor EP was certainly impressive. But perhaps the most surreal of all the Killmen's grandchildren is Colossamite's only full-length LP and wayward trip around the bend, Economy of Motion.
Not quite a total wreck, there are recognizable 'songs' with definite melodies, carved by an assault of three guitar's noisy ranting and a lawless drumkit. Yet the bulk of the record rests delicately on a sort of unstable precipice of sanity, and with each trip to this crackling threshold you are accompanied by an untamed vocal tour guide, who, even if completely mad, you must admit has an undeniable knack for The Word. And then suddenly, by the fourth track, you have veered off-course, and have found yourself on a slow and strange journey into the center of a massive pressure-cooker. (No doubt you are wondering what the fuck I am talking about, but hear the record and you shall be set free.) And then, just as suddenly, you're back in the heart some Spanish-Language Dadaist Word-Museum Civil War where the narrator implores you to "Make it simple. Like an Orange. Not like a toilet."
This toying with the boundaries takes place for under forty minutes, and perhaps reaches a climax of sorts on 'Tooth of Davinci", which can be downloaded here at Epitonic. Otherwise you can find the record's opener, "Hothouse", here, along with "Arkansas Halo". "Pee Dio" and "Busy Little Hands" off the record are also currently available, in addition to other downloads, at this fansite.
Skin Graft Records still has the CD and LP available.