Experimental Dental School Jane Doe Loves Me

Experimental Dental School Jane Doe Loves Me
There’s nothing not to love about these 12 off-kilter stabs of exuberantly creative freak rock. Bending the capabilities of their instruments beyond their limits, this trio of brazen sonic explorers display no regard for the idioms of rock music. Sure, there are many other acts who delve heavily into the experimental aspects of rock music but few achieve such wild abandon without sacrificing distinctive melodies and an overall focus on great songwriting. Jane Doe is far more tuneful an effort than the majority of albums by bands so intent on writing outside the margins but is no less aggressive in its dissonant splurges of controlled chaos. Shoko Horikawa’s delicate voice is a helpful softening agent for the harsher edges of EDS. Mellower reprieves like the slightly sinister summer carnival tromp of "Obscene Back Porch Floating” and "Uh Huh — Na Uh” give Jane Doe enough breathing room to withstand and appreciate Experimental Dental School’s more invasive procedures. (Cochon)