Chewbacalypse Now (Entertainment
Experiment) I had to listen to this CD about four different times
before I could even begin to decide what to say about it…and I’m still
not completely sure.
Porter on guitar and vocals, Jason LaFrance on bass, and Adam Cogswell on
drums make up Confusatron. And
Chewbacalypse Now is an eight-song, Atari meets punk embodiment.
Originating from Maine, I think that Confusatron is what you would
get if you genetically spliced Frank Zappa, Primus, the Saturday morning
cartoons, and the arcade game Tron.
Porter, LaFrance, and Cogswell are each gifted
musicians, and that’s obvious throughout this recording.
The production is crisp and strong, and to say each of these songs
is ‘progressive’ would be the understatement of the year.
This isn’t the kind of disc you throw on when you want something
to sing along to, but if you’re looking for something a little left of
mainstream, or are just in the mood for something weirdly different once
in awhile, Confusatron’s Chewbacalypse Now is definitely
something to hear. -Melanie Falina