Recommended by us on 28th October 2011.
The five-track EP released on 12” vinyl, and available to download via Tip Top Recordings, features a set of intense, claustrophobic and therapeutic tracks that cover everything from love to heartache, mental breakdowns and insomnia.
Lead track and first single ‘We Never Sleep’, an upbeat yet claustrophobic dance track, is about relentless insomnia and bizarre sleeping patterns. The heart-wrenching ‘I Feel Warm’ follows, which is lyrically opaque with a swelling string section and acts as a contrast, if not a relief to the preceding track. Vocals switch female to male as BoB display a drummer-shorn creative freedom and individuality. Next is instrumental piece ‘Thue-Morse’ that attempts to put to music, a fractal binary sequence while ‘Mad Girl Love Song’ was inspired by the Sylvia Plath poem of the same name The EP closer, a six minute noisescape which is both deeply intimate and aggressive, ‘Paradise Syndrome’ is dark journey into loneliness, depression and guilt about one's own shortcomings. The 12” intro is a blast of otherworldly noise produced by sound-scanning the band’s self-produced cover art.
The Blue on Blue line up of Dee Sada (vocals/bass/electronics) – formerly D-bird in An Experiment On A Bird In The Air Pump - and Billy Steiger (vocals/guitar/electronics) share vocals and produced, engineered and recorded the EP themselves in their tailor-made Morgenrock Studios in Cable Street, East London. Using an array of custom-made instruments to create their own unique sound, the band is dedicated to pursuing the intricacies of sounds and music.
Having supported The Charlatans on their recent UK tour the duo played a mini-UK tour in September and launch the EP on October 31 with a special Rough Trade East in-store performance before heading to The Old Blue Last to support The Doldrums for Vice Magazine.
1. We Never Sleep
2. I Feel Warm
4. Mad Girl Love Song
5. Paradise Syndrome
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