Just in case that nu-metal tribute album didn’t do the trick, the Internet, in all of its gratuitous glory, has produced yet another musical opus suitable for driving irritating upstairs neighbors to madness. It’s been around since April, but Chicago musician Aberrantkenosis’ experimental album of popular hits rendered through bike horns has not yet reached its full potential. Whether that potential will be used for good or evil is entirely up to the listener.
“Popular” is a term that should be used rather loosely in connection with The Bike Horn Collection, Volume 1. The now-obligatory Smash Mouth, Linkin Park, and Lou Bega covers are all here, but unlike Neil Cicierega, Aberrantkenosis does not limit himself to one pop-cultural moment for inspiration. Translation: Somebody’s an anime nerd, as evidenced by the bike-horn covers of the Neon Genesis Evangelion, Mobile Suit Gundam, and Pokemon themes. The album closes out with a truly insane cover of “La Cucaracha” that layers the voices of animatronic characters on top of the squealing bike horns for the best possible musical approximation of the mind of a schizophrenic clown. Put it on, and watch every dog within three blocks completely lose its mind.