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Its profound geographical isolation makes Australia an unlikely habitat
for a missing link that could exist for millions of years without being
documented by science, especially since no primates are indigenous to
the continent. Nevertheless, the land down under claims its own version
of Bigfoot, the Yowie. The creature's long history can be traced back
to aborigine legends. An aborigine folk tale explains that when their
people first migrated to Australia thousands of years ago, they encountered
on the new continent a savage race of ape-men. The aborigines' ancestors
went to war against the ape-men, and in the end the humans triumphed,
thanks to their ability to make weapons. – Bigfoot Encounters
Three years in the making, Cryptooology, Yowie's debut album, is an album
at war. Yowie, a dual-guitar and drums trio from St. Louis, have been
stunning audiences with their incomparable barrage of sonic kung fu. They
accelerate the progressive-rock rhythmic sensibilities of RUINS and MAGMA
and mutate them with the shriekier side of BIG BLACK and SLAYER. The band
incorporates many variations in time signature, tempo, and tuning, to
create a virtual audio maze, but no matter how complex things get their
compositions remain cohesive and compelling.
In 2004, with their debut album still being recorded, the strength of
Yowie’s live show alone garnered them a nomination in The Riverfront Times’
2004 St. Louis Music Awards, alongside local acts as diverse as Nelly
and Chuck Berry to Jay Farrar and Chingy.
The Yowie has yet to be found in Australia, but can be found touring the
U.S. in support of Cyptooology. Enter the venue at your own risk.
Produced by Jeremiah
Wontsewitz and Yowie
Art by Rob Syers and Mark Fischer
yowie (you-e), n. Cryptozoology. 1. A large, relict, egg laying
hominoid descended from Gigantopithecus, autochthonous to Southern Australia.
This lucifugal biped is known for its fulsome effluvium of ordure, and
is characterized by its pointed saggital crest and hexadactyly, with
an opposable tibial dactyl. Often growing to more than 8 centals, this
omnivorous nocturnal anthropoid has been reported to be necrophagous
in times of penury. Also Noocoonah, Doolagahl, Gooligah, Quinken,
Thoolagal, Yaroma, Yahoo.
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