Caroliner Rainbow Brain Tool Imbued With Rust And Mold - Wine Can't Do It, Wife Won't Do!

Where do you start?

Well...first off, the Caroliner name changes with each release and its members are, for all public intents and purposes, anonymous, using such nonsensical Beefheartian soubriquets as Obsidian Skeleton, The Sickwood Adventure, and Cottypearile Weddingforke. The aliases are only used during interviews with the band and no credits appear on any of the Caroliner recordings.

Does it sound like this?

"Caroliner is the sound of atrophy, the noise of salvation and damnation's collision in a parallel dimension to purgatory, the random rumbling of the bowels of the universe turned inside out to become a semblance of music complete with lyrical vantage points so convolutedly arcane to make comprehending them impossible, save for the few gnostically inclined aspirants bent in similar psychic permutations. That is to say that Caroliner put a U.S. pioneer spirit (circa Louisiana Purchase) into art-damaged hex-all tales incorporating fractured strains of bluegrass, John Cage, NYC guitar skronk bands, the kind of melody I find myself singing in the shower to annoy/perplex roommates and the chaos of the mind of a god confused by the subsequent confusion of its creation to create a musical universe complete and unique as fellow San Franciscans the Residents. Caroliner frightens the crap out of me, makes me gag on laughter and lulls me with sheets of hoarse tonality. Just don't ask me what the heck they mean by it all...".

I don't know!

I do know that they make Hans Grüsel's Krankenkabinet look like they never took drugs after all. I also know that they are really quite brilliant!

This is a double lp released on their own BullsHit label in 2003.

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3


Anonymous,  8 October 2011 at 12:06  

really didn't like.
i don't know if this shuold sound
funny or psychedelic or noise.
to me it's just uninspiring

tek 18 October 2011 at 23:02  

To Anonymous: Most people are destined to just not get caroliner - its just the way of the universe .... that is unless they see them live which is a little rare for obvious reasons once you've watched the embedded videos above. its really the hallucination of a marginally sane man named grux who is DEFINITELY a trip to meet. these guys have been going at it for a very long time.

My advice is give them a second chance. My favorite album is by the "Caroliner Rainbow Scrambled Egg Taken For a Wife" incarnation called "Banknotes, Dreams & Signatures" - side "B" is killer. if you still can't dig that then give up and stay away from experimental music dude, it just ain't made for you.

To Badgerstump: gandjersnatch whippets on the main, matey!