Proton Proton

Proton Proton

Proton Proton

Proton Proton

The bad news: Annoying dissonance. The good news: only six cuts. Sometimes I wonder just where this band might play, and who comes out to hear them. Clearly there’s no dancing going on, and you won’t be singing along, either. And if they are cranked up, conversation is right out.

Proton Proton consists of three innocuous-looking musicians who specialize in jarring drum lines, stop/start guitar work, and throat-damaging vocals. Lead singer Paul Fuster fingers a toy piano when he’s not abusing a microphone, and behind him are Jarrod Ruby on drums and Aron Sanchez playing a thing called a “gass.” This is a weird instrument that I’ll recommend you Google, which sounds like either a regular bass, or a guitar, or something in between. I think it’s a good-looking axe, but I’d like to hear it played in a different setting with a band that is in a slightly different groove.

Arty for art’s sake, experimental for music’s sake, and rather tiresome listening. That’s Proton Proton.

Proton Proton: www.protonproton.com

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