The Discordian Society
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The Discordian Society

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"Keep you warm in your Kingdoms ....."

Roanoke Times, Blogspot
Wendsday, Feb. 15th, 2006

Keep you warm in your Kingdoms .....

Fortunately, I did manage to get out prior to the snowfall to check out the Discordian Society and Madrone at the Coffee Pot on Thursday night. It's worth noting that Fire at Will actually headlined the show, but I called it a night before then.

…….as I listened, it started to click. Things weren't nearly as accidental as they first appeared. Instead, I began to find a method in the madness and as soon as it dawned on me that all this chaos was totally intentional, I realized the scope of the band's musical prowess. What seemed like an acid-tripped mix of funk, ska, rock, and punk, was punctuated by the smooth rhythm changes, precise starts and stops, and tight harmonies that some bands couldn't do with all the practice in the world.

Led by a bass-playing cross between Les Claypool and Frank Zappa, the sound was groove-heavy and remained danceable even as the guitarist and pianist strung together a woodshed's worth of crazy licks and seemingly unrelated note patterns. They seemed aware of the fact that their vocal work was fairly forgettable, at one point observing that "if this song had words, they'd go right here". Indeed, words seemed fairly pointless to the overall thing, but were there anyway in an occasion or two where the band channeled a barbershop quartet, just to prove that they could.
- Phantom Critic

"Discordian Society @ The Pour House"

Monday, June 20, 2005

A toasted biscuit always goes down easier with jam. Not sure of the berry crop in Roanoke, Va., but Discordian Society is a specialty blend of darkstar cherry, galactic honey and fleeting red hot chili pepper bits. Must've been stored in a tin, since a metallic crunch still lingers. But when it's free, how can you not? 10 p.m. --EW

Independent Weekly, Raleigh, N.C.
- Independent Weekly


The Demo (2005)
Rise of the Molecule (2006)



The Discordian Society, formed in Oct 2001 by bassist/ front man Davz "Not Here" Annarelli, is an eclectic combination of funk, jazz and rock. With influences that range from Frank Zappa to John Zorn, Jaco Pastorius to Primus, The Discordian Society has awed crowds across the country.

The Discordian Society's ability to take crowds on a musical roller coaster is talked about among followers of all genres. Taking the elements of their influences to the extreme, The Discordian Society will play a hardcore intro, and with a stop, fall into the smoothest of jazz runs, easily teasing into a hard driven funk rhythm, the song progresses until everybody is on their feet and the groove has been established. The Discordian Society will trade licks with each other, and then, in the blink of an eye, they fall into a waltz, which soon gives way to the strangest rock opera you have ever heard. Before you know it 10 minutes have passed and you have heard 7 different styles of music played in only 1 or 2 songs.

Beyond The Discordian Society's ability to play with mind-blowing tightness. The bands ability to jam is also well known. When not riding scale runs that thrill and inspire, The Discordian Society likes to fall into a pounding thump of a groove, giving their fans ample time to shake it out and get down before the next wave of rhythmically ridiculous changes that will take the song back to it's front end.

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