A quick diagnosis of the phenomenon that is Twitch: a kinder, gentler Frank Zappa in the House of Freaks to see Captain Beefheart on visiting day. This trio fits 18 songs on this CD, with no title over five syllables (an achievement to be applauded, make no mistake). Deliberately dissonant, a little theatrical and deceptively simple, this is music for a deranged Pee-wee Herman.

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