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The Reckit

by Muchos Backflips!

The debut album from Muchos Backflips! Then known as 'The Multifarious Amalgamation of Wind-Baggery', which is the best way to describe this release.
Genre: Rock: Experimental Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Rob(ot)
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2. Snackntackle
3:39 $0.99
3. i/O (feat. Matt Mahan)
5:54 $0.99
4. Fantastamabulous
6:52 $0.99
5. Soup Jug Shift
4:01 $0.99
6. Protein
4:14 $0.99
7. Experiment 62
7:18 $0.99
8. Cheese Attack
2:48 $0.99
9. Drinky Poo
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10. Funky Lady
3:45 $0.99
11. Pinche Bolillo!
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12. Crispness in the Metal Beast
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Album Notes
Guitar amps ooze distortion and heterogeneity. Drumsticks tap the Morse code for change on the cymbals. Basslines that resemble rolling green fields find themselves sandwiched between metal fortified bastions of speed rock. And somewhere in there you could swear you heard a crooning sax that had you swaying unconsciously.

Bienvenidos a la casa de Muchos Backflips!

To begin at the beginning:
Muchos Backflips! has been making music, in one incarnation or another, since they formed in 1999 in Lubbock, Texas. While in West Texas they developed and honed their sound, winning some local awards and hearts along the way. Flash forward to 2003. In an attempt to broaden their audience, core members Winston Barrett (guitar, keyboards, vocals), Eric Brown (percussion, vocals) and Kris Lindahl (guitar, sax, vocals) made the move to Austin, Texas, where they eventually met up with Eric McFarlin (bass). The band has been thriving since, growing an enthusiastic and devoted following, and releasing the full length album "The Reckit" in February 2007.
But enough biographical flim-flam. With these guys, it's all about the music. How the hell to describe it though? A telling detail is the origin of the band's name. They got it from a bilingual child who was describing the feats of his toy motorcycle. Perfect. Muchos Backflips'! music comes at you like toys built by some demented but ultra-skilled toy maker, switching fluently, often dramatically, between genres several times in the span of a single song. They create sonic wonders much like childhood fables: fantastic, thrilling, and a bit scary all at the same time. Metal, hip-hop, jazz: they're all molten alloys used for the creation of toy-bots programmed to rock you into submission so they can massage you into euphoria. "The Reckit" captures precisely this compositional mentality. Take "Soup Jug Shift", the fourth track: a rockabilly-esque song that leads into a celestial synth-vibraphone and guitar riff. Imagine a modern day rancher, herding cattle by day within earshot of a noisy highway and then unrolling his sleep sack at night to gaze up at the stars to the soundtrack programmed into his ipod. Or "Funky Lady", in which driving rock falls effortlessly into a latin-jazz interlude before exploding back into the distorted guitars and vocals from whence it came. And then there's "Crispness in the Metal Beast", the album's final track: an ostracized Transformer that changes from a revving harley into a languid jellyfish, whose sting is actually soothing to the skin, and back again.
Heterogeneous indeed.
Live or via compact disc, these guys make music for the you that still bolts clamorously out the screen door after the ice cream truck; the you that waits behind the garage with a snowball for your sister; the you that spies centaurs in clouds, wildebeests in dark closets. The you that dances with your eyes closed, uncaring of the adults that surround.

So again, bienvenidos a la casa de Muchos Backflips! Sit if you must. You won't be able to keep still for long.



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those long words don't quite cut it!
For as long as I've known about them, Backflips is truly a coglomeration of some very talented, very witty gentlemen. It permeates through their music, through Winston B's compositions.. and those instruments, all of them.
This album is like your first bit of sashimi, your first taste of Mate, that shot you did when you were 14 years old. It won't go down smooth, but it'll linger long enough for you to realize that you will never again want to be without it.

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Charlie Martin, KOOP 91.7 FM - Austin, TX
Again, hats off to the talented musical explorers of our town who are not content to let their rock merely roll. Ska, punk, and metal twist their way through this organic piece of multiple moods and textures. There's not a standard track on the album as it also finds a way to toy with funk, rap, reggae, jazz, and spacious ambience while the ghost of Zappa nods approvingly over their shoulders.

Eric the Demon Monk

They put the Awe in Awesome
This CD features some of the most brilliant musical compositions you'll ever hear. The music itself is alive with amazing phrasing and perfect sychronization. It's a jaw-dropping experience watching them play these lines and compositions in a live setting. Imagine genres of music replacing traditional instruments in an orchestra: hip hop instead of a xylophone, metal instead of trumpets, jazz in place of the wind section. Muchos Backflips would be the opus.

Eddie Love

If you - the reader, are a fan of music; then you - the listener, are a fan of MUCHOS BACKFLIPS! The self-proclaimed multifarious amalgamation of wind-baggery! Put simply: THE RECKIT is a fantastic recording, showcasing all the best elements from every genre of popular music creating a defenitive sound unlike anything else you've ever heard! Let's call it 62 fantastamabulous experiments!!! It's like they took all their favourite records spanning our entire history, put them in a crisp metal beast some might call a blender, added some protein, served it to a funky lady who then took a drinky-poo during her soup jug shift and nearly had a cheese attack... Especially when you take into account the record is self-produced (to my knowledge) ONCE AGAIN: You will not be disappointed with THE RECKIT. But dont take my word for it, gogetcherself a copy right now and party like you've had one too many rufie collata's... PLUS it's only ten bones for twelve songs, that's a deal and a half people, you cant go wrong - unless you dont buy it, that would be "going wrong" So dont do that. Ohh yes, not only that, you know how some bands are "studio" bands - as in "yeah, the polished cd sounds great, but, i bet they cant do that live...?" Not these guys... they are a fantastic live band. Frontman Winston Bee has what some in the "in dust tree" might call "star quality". Check em out now while they're still on the rise!!!
I also like how they include the lyrics, which are clever as hell and delivered even better. MUCHOS BACKFLIPS! = MUCHOS GREAT TIMES!

mike birnbaum

Totally kick ass band
totally kick ass band, saw them at Flamingo Cantina in downtown austin, they totally rock!