Rasputina, Oh Perilous World

Amelia Raitt

By Amelia Raitt

on 04.22.11 in Reviews

Oh Perilous World may sound like just another album of prog-rock castoffs from the famed cello-led Rasputina, but if you take a moment to listen a little closer you may be shocked at what you hear. Melora Creager's lyrics this time around are based around modern news stories taken from the internet. The wild world of Yahoo News! and the Drudge Report play just as well, fortunately, into Creager's spellbinding musical concoctions. In fact, the bizarre non-sequiturs and one-liners may make more sense than previous efforts. Residing somewhere between Tom Waits, Frank Zappa and the Kronos Quartet, the music may be just where Creager left off, but considering few have bothered to challenge Rasputina's complex songwriting, fans'll most likely find plenty to love on Oh Perilous World.