Christopher Peifer

Musician, Producer, Sound Designer

Heavy Creatures "Cymbal and the Skull" CD

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Heavy Creatures "Cymbal and the Skull" CD

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Heavy Creatures "Cymbal and the Skull" (2008)
Dark, heavy female-fronted psych garage. Chris on bass. 
Limited edition CD of 1200 (about a dozen left), with hand stamped artwork (each one unique, and numbered, in addition to the official packaging). Out of print. Examples pictured. $10 each, includes postage. PM for PayPal / other purchase options.

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"Through frequent tempo changes, they challenge their audience while insistently commanding their attention at the same time. Fans can look forward to seeing them as more of a presence on the music scene this year." - KEXP 90.3 (Seattle)
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"These guys had my head bobbin' and toe tappin' as they tore through an assemblage of nifty little riffs, plus their bassist Christopher Peifer was popping off some supercool John Paul Jones-esque melodies pretty much the whole way through. I especially enjoyed how many of their tunes crammed seemingly unrelated riffs right up against each other back-to-back, making the longer songs less gassy. Fun band." - Tudd’s Mudd
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"I've been really digging this band Heavy Creatures lately. I somehow stumbled on their myspace page, which is doubly strange/lucky for me because I don't spend that much time on myspace, but I was drawn to their name. Anyway, I love their artwork, I love their taste in guitars, I love the sound of their records, but most of all, I LOVE their songs. They're classic rock influenced, which in a lot of cases just means tired sounding and unoriginal, but not here, because the songs are just so good. I can't stop playing the riff to "Family Tree" in practice. So it's really crazy to me that they aren't really playing that many shows around town (NYC). They should be all over the place." - Rock Insider (LA)
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"Band names are important. If you're named the Fluffy Princesses and sound like Brutal Knights there is certain to be a tragic disconnect. Then there is Heavy Creatures. They could be Dirty Animals or Sexy Beasts - essentially you'd just need an adjective to convey purringly thick swagger and a noun that remained as primitive as possible and you would get the idea. Heavy Creatures is fronted by two women who use classic 60s female harmonies in "Family Tree" as effectively as they combine their vocal power to create a primal drum circle feel in "Love Come Down." And the music - well, shit is heavy. It chuggs along beneath grandly gesturing keyboard and guitar lines while toying with the blues and psychedelic music so cleverly you're hard pressed to assign them a genre. These creatures understand the meaning of "momentum" and "build" and "crescendo" so well, you'd swear they were mounting a charge on all the mediocre bands in NYC. Heavy Creatures is the closest thing to Jefferson Airplane when they were interesting, sexy and just a bit creepy, we've seen, so put on something beaded and dig." - RCRD LBL
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"NYC's Heavy Creatures have developed their own special blend of organic rock reliant on viscous grooves and a sweeping ethereal spirit showcased on the quartet's latest eight-track excursion, The Cymbal and the Skull. There's an underlying darkness swirling through the Moog keyboards and Neil Young-esque fretwork that emits a kind of barren Midwestern farm night scene on cuts like "Crimson Canyon," while the hypnotic shuffle of "Landing of the Fall" harkens back to the days of surf rock psychedelics as interpreted through the walls of a dank metropolitan rehearsal space. Meshing entrancing drone rock with a free love, make peace not war sensibility, the smoky vibes emanated by Heavy Creatures teeter on the brink of rock 'n' roll danger with a tribal swagger with an underscored riot grrrl grit leading the charge." - Perpetual Toxins
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“Curiously potent” - TimeOut NY
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"Bringing on the REAL deal - Rockin' like the magical 60's TODAY:
Every now and again, on a blue moon, something magical and fantastic CAN happen. In the case of HEAVY CREATURES release just such an alignment of the stars has occurred. An absolute MUST have for any collector of neo-60's pure rock and roll. That is to say that if you find yourself stuck in love with the type of sound the wonderful late 1960's was so prolific in producing then you are sure to appreciate this work of art. HEAVY CREATURES would have fit right in on tour with Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Black Sabbath, etc., if there wasn't the issue of a 35 year time gap." - Cat Blair, Talent Scout weedshare.com, ICP Chemistry Set Records, CSR Radio