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by 24hourflu

Just as Jazz experimenters drew on instruments and techniques from the popular styles of their day, 24hourflu uses the Indie and Electronica sounds of the last decade as a palette to paint a path into the unlit territory beyond the limits of tradition.
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Hole Receiver
8:19 $0.99
2. Reaper
13:44 $0.99
3. Skeleton
9:17 $0.99
4. Violince
1:30 $0.99
5. 20/20
5:05 $0.99
6. Monotonous
5:43 $0.99
7:34 $0.99
8. Crow
7:12 $0.99
9. a. scrimm
8:45 $0.99
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The experimental, progressive, rock unit from Erlanger, KY have now released their 2nd record in 10 months on Northern KY's SONA Records. The new "self-titled" LP clocks in at 68mins and never lets the listener lose interest. This record shows off "the quartet's perpetual shell game of instrument trading" in such an impressive manner that it will be "a hypnotic trip you'll be eager to repeat." (Cincinnati City Beat) The live show is almost always accompanied by some intriguing visuals that help to create a sort of "artistry in motion" atmosphere. Not surprisingly they have contributed to several indie film soundtracks and have performed for many art openings and film festivals. This versatile act is sure not to disappoint in any setting.


Matt Ogden
Andy Perkins
Kevin Poole
Joe Thompson

"Just as Jazz experimenters drew on instruments and techniques from the popular styles of their day, 24hourflu uses the Indie and Electronica sounds of the last decade as a palette to paint a path into the unlit territory beyond the limits of traditional music."

"Melodies and textures are explored and then left behind as they pass on to the next theme in a linear fashion that can be described as cinematic... a shifting swirl of ideas ranging from serene to pummeling, imposing with its density and volume but also sometimes approaching mimimalism. One constant is that the music always exudes a sort of apocalyptic bleakness." -(Ezra Waller, Cincinnati City Beat)



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This cd is a full body of talent and noise. Obviously, if you ordered this CD, that's a good thing. I HIGHLY recommend this cd to anyone. The songs DO have a song structure, but 24hour flu has a good sound that kind of needs a a song structure. BUY THIS CD NOW!

Connexion Bizarre Magazine (Brazil)

sonic beauty and dread, noise-heavy assaults, languid harmonies,
A self-described "experimental, progressive rock unit," 24hourflu falls in stride with what is best described as post-rock, a genre comprised of a global collection of bands that, though geographically diverse, all produce the climactic highs and quiet lows typical of their collective apocalyptic tagline. What differentiates 24hourflu from most of their post-rock brethren is a tense unpredictability. Rather than take the formulaic guitar/bass/drums template at face value, producing epic crescendos of layered feedback interwoven with extended sections of soft, melodic deliberation, they instead subvert it with a twist of punk nihilism. Their version continues the traditional post-rock dialogue by creating juxtapositions of sonic beauty and dread, noise-heavy assaults, languid harmonies, and an emphasis on solemnity mixed with discord. Yet 24hourflu also establishes a willingness to challenge the listener's expectations.
"Hole Receiver," the first track on the self-titled album, unhinges the idiom with the injection of abrasive, screaming vocals that, six minutes after it begins, cut through the carefully constructed instrumentation like a chainsaw. Foreshadowed by rough guitar work that arises early in the built-up layering of the track, the vocals constitute an element of reflection, permitting the sporadic chaos offered by discordant and unruly instruments a counterpoint. However, listening to angst-ridden screams as they resurface in songs like "20/20" or "Crow," it is apparent that they provide no anchor to the guitar-driven, plucked melodies, the piano chords or the distorted violin harmonies found alongside. Like the oft-distorted samples heavily scattered through the album (an element that lasts the duration of "Monotonous") the vocals of 24hourflu seem to be just another fragmentation in their tempestuous sound collages.
Included in this mix of instruments, electronics and human babble are transformative passages, moments of calculation and restraint, and more austere instances of confusion and flux. At almost fourteen minutes, "Reaper" is the longest piece on 24hourflu, and is probably the best example of what the band is capable, in terms of strictly post-rock metamorphoses. But due to the tension apparent between its fragmentary tendencies, frenzied vocals (or terror-inducing screams, in the case of "A. Srimm"), and contemplative music, 24hourflu mostly only succeeds in creating disorientation and violence. Just how effective this may be from the standpoint of listenability remains questionable.

-- Dutton Hauhart [6/10]

smother online zine

Kentucky’s experimental group 24HourFlu is the lone gunman in the lonely tortured landscape of bleak progressive rock. Their self-titled album is lengthy but rarely doesn’t boast a surprise or two on each track often bubbling some nuance up to the surface that one wouldn’t expect. Closer to Cincinnati than one might imagine, 24HourFlu manages to cycle their way through magnificent and strong experimental rock with a fascinating gusto.

- J-Sin

Gothtronic WebZine (The Netherlands)

“24hourflu” is a real sound trip, which demands your attention from the first se
Bass, samples, programming, synths, Sherman filterbank, drums, guitar, piano, saxophone, percussion, violin, guinbri, vocals, trumpet, bowed cymbals, micro cassette and harp. These are all the instruments that were used to make “24hourflu” into a real masterpiece.

24hourflu is a collaboration of the musical multi-instrumentalists Matt Ogden, Andy Perkins, Kevin Poole and Joe Thompson. Delivered in a very beautiful artworked box, we get to experience nine sound constructions.

It sounds like Mogwai because of the lovely long spun out guitar playing (listen for example to the hypnotizing opening of ‘Reaper’ or ’20-20’). 24hourflu can also be associated with Cult Of Luna (and then expecially their latest release “Somewhere Along The Highway”). The slow evolving sound that regularly explodes into a sound heatwave halfway through a song, reminds me also of the work of The God Machine. And the experimenting with for example the alienating sax-playing in the opening track ‘Hole Receiver’ makes old Sonic Youth-times relive. But hear me when I say this: this name-calling is purely to give you an idea of what to expect. The four gentlemen of 24hourflu make a delightful – and especially their own – mix of all styles and bands mentioned above. At the end of the album, with tracks like ‘Crow’and ‘A.Scrimm’ 24hourflu unleashes a load of noise that many a band could take an example in. One song takes no more than one and a half minute and is weird and alienating because of the harp playing of guest musician Greg Holmes (‘Skeleton’). The earlier mentioned ‘Reaper’ takes a full thirteen minutes to evolve.

“24hourflu” is a real sound trip, which demands your attention from the first second and doesn’t let go till the bitter end. -Ergo @ Gothtronic.com

Aiding and Abetting Magazine

Only for the strong...but pure joy for those who can handle the trip.
24 Hour Flu 24 Hour Flu (Sona)
The quartet behind 24 Hour Flu seems to pull a new instrument (and new sounds) out for every song. These instrumental pieces veer off every which way, only sometimes pausing for station identification. Only for the strong...but pure joy for those who can handle the trip.

Space City Rock E-Zine

Making music of such an experimental and progressive nature is a dangerous ventu
Somewhere in the murky depths of post rock, drone, and jazz resides 24hourflu. Making music of such an experimental and progressive nature is a dangerous venture, which is compounded by the amount of music 24hourflu serves up (the CD clocks in at just over an hour). To be frank, I was set to hand the band their ass in this review before I'd even listened to the album. Their press sheet contained asinine statements about the band forging into "unlit territory beyond the musical tradition" and talked about how their sound is "artistry in motion." Well, like the old adage says, don't judge a book by its cover -- or, in this case, a band by its press release.
There's not a label you can place on 24hourflu's sound. Complex and densely layered, the band's sound stems from them drawing on diverse musical genres for inspiration and incorporating numerous instruments outside of those traditionally embraced by "rock" bands. Also, the members of 24hourflu play one another's instruments on various songs, which creates the unique effect of having songs that may be of a similar style but still sound completely different... 24hourflu is an incredible band. Rarely can a band create music such as this that is not only enjoyable, but keeps your interest for well past an hour. For those who enjoy unusual, original music and/or well-done post-rock, this is a must. (Manfred Hundhammer //