(Duplicated CD, Extended Play)
Minimalist rock outfit Cinder Cone hails from Los Angeles and consists of two members. Only two, you say? Impossible. Even their live sound suggests a veritable army of sound makers. On top of that, Cinder Cone creates it's sound live without the use/hindrance of computers, sampling, or keyboards-they only employ drums, guitar, and throat. Even live, though, the band notably sounds as if drummer David Foley has at least 8 arms and, at times, as though guitar player Anthony Fournier is playing two guitars at once, creating a massive wall of aural bombast. Released at the beginning of 2008, the Sharkelepharhino E.P. documents the minimalist rock of Cinder Cone as they sound live. Recorded live in the studio with merely drums and one guitar track, the EP\'s four songs serve as an ideal introduction to the band. The music alternates between a more tense, stop-on-a-dime feel, and an all out wall of crushing sound. The drums carry the songs as much as the guitar, and the lyrics provide a background story of paranoia, disbelief, and resolve.