8/10 Clinton Staff review, 01 July 2011
A new name to add to the pile of pale and interesting electronic producers taking initial cues from Kraftwerk and their like (more on them later). Evans describes this album as an attempt to play electronic music on acoustic instruments and on opener '1am to 2am' he gets it spot on with a lovely tune that builds up from nothing to the prettiest of tunes sitting somewhere between Mogwai at their most delightful, Fennesz and Tortoise. A drummer by trade, Evans is incredibly creative with the drum patterns, where most drummers are prepared to just plod along, he fills the music with intuitive little counter melodies and offbeats which at times almost play a tune themselves. There's an oddball cover of Kraftwerk's 'Trans-Europe Express' mainly using glockenspiel, an instrument that is prevalent throughout the record on a few ambient pieces of lesser substance but when the drums return on 'Swing House' it certainly is for the better. The closer 'Music for Brian' utilises African drumming techniques but you'll be waiting a very long time for a melody as 8 minutes in nothing has arrived.
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