I tell you what, the packaging on this CD is lovely! Preservation have done up Pimmon's Smudge Another Yesterday in a right origami-fest that folds out from its modest CD sized beginnings into a wall-obliterating giant poster of doom, but as nice as it is I can't help thinking that I'd probably end up ripping it in half five minutes after taking it home. At least I'd be left with the music which is highly intriguing in its own right, ranging from the fuzzy ambience of what sounds like Fennesz summoning a Gregorian chant sample through his magic pickups to the fuzzy ambience of what sounds like Alva Noto glitching himself off inside the TV from Poltergeist to the fuzzy ambience of what sounds like a less doomy and theatrical Sunn O))) tooting each other's mucky oboes in a Japanese forest. The whole package has a little bit of a 'sound art' feel to it but the album couldn't be further away from the dull sonic wallpaper that word often describes, in fact this is some of the most engrossingly atmospheric stuff I've heard in quite a while.. Some of it's reminding Brian a little of Grouper and I can totally see where he's coming from. Get 'em in!
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