The Human Eject Button w/Askultura & The Commonwealth of American Natives
Nashville Scene Critic's Pick …
Sometimes when we critics are figuring out exactly what we’re going to write about, we just look for the weirdest name on our calendar. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t. This is one of those times were it really, really worked. Askultura — the name just looks cool — is a 10-piece whirling dervish of skalsa-core-anarcho-rhumba, a blitzkrieg of world music played at punk-rock speed with little acknowledgment of what one might consider “the rules.” Warp-speed polyrhythms and slow-winding horn riffs intertwine and unravel like some meth-addled Maypole, creating an onslaught of sound unlike anything else you’ll find. Which is all to say that our method for critical picking is almost flawless and totally not a happy byproduct of our love for random consonant combinations.
—SEAN L. MALONEY