8/10 Clinton Staff review, 13 May 2011
This is the work of Mauro Remiddi, a native of Rome, Italy. The first track here 'Gone Blind' knocked my little socks off with its pastoral lo fidelity glow. It arrives almost at the exact midpoint between Real Estate's watery, reverbed guitar compositions and the stunning melodic sting of the finer moments on Avi Buffalo's debut. As opening tracks go its pretty darn perfect. Thereon we get fuzzed out bliss pop with clanking drum machines, followed by 60's influenced echoey garage with hints of Mercury Rev. The final track of the four 'Talk to Me' heads off in another direction altogether with a pulsey, early 4AD influenced composition with out there sound effects and a soundtrack vibe, like Broadcast put in a cement mixer. Overall the EP showcases various directions the band could head off in but all in all this should appeal to anyone interested in the new wave of lo fidelity guitar manglers particularly those on the Woodsist label and in 'Gone Blind' they have the perfect three minute gem in which to find a way in. A very good start.
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