(Photo via Music is a Weapon's MySpace page.)
Music is a Weapon
Music is a Weapon (Rain Trust)
Most of the members of Music is a Weapon boast enough years of playing under their belts to know a thing or two. As must be repeated, most of them were in the late, great South Florida act Al's Not Well (later Al Is Well, sometimes back to Al's Not Well, and so forth). This veteran ease is evident with the seamless chemistry of their playing in their current act. And what caught my ears first through the pun- rock based fracas were the little instances of true musicianship that immediately sets this band apart. Moments are heightened or relaxed through expert use of keys and synths, as well as through the commanding percussion work of Jose Olmedo. Kala, Brik, and Eddy are truly back in the South Florida music scene, and these eight tracks are proof positive.
-- Abel Folgar