Best Use of a Chapman Stick Since King Crimson's Discipline (2008)


OK, technically Colin Marston of BEHOLD . . . THE ARCTOPUS plays a Warr Guitar—the fretted, less-vertical cousin of the Chapman Stick—but only folks as geeky as he is know the difference. Watching the NYU music-tech graduate hammer out choppy time-sig-addled death metal on a thick 12-string log is as unabashedly cool as his band's Troubleman Unlimited connection and as befuddling as their name—the final word in noise punk's proggier-than-thou pissing contest is "Arctopus."


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