8/10 Clinton Staff review, 08 July 2011
New on Boltfish, this is the debut from Biotron Shelf, one half of which is the man from Cheju who also doubles as the man from Boltfish. It's a CD jam packed with beautiful, warm semi-organic electronica, 'Formless Geometry' being particularly impressive with its warm chords over strident clicks providing the listener with the feeling of movement and travel. Trains pulling into stations, bags in carousels, etc. It reminds me mostly of the wave of electronica circa early 2000s - I'm thinking Nautilus and particularly Metamatics. Just when you think you have the album figured we get the folk wanderings of 'A Tree Without Birds' which uses banjo and acoustic guitars sounding not unlike Will Oldham's 'Ode Music' instrumentals. It's a nice departure from the electronics which soon return with the clicks and squelchy sub bass squelches of Clockwork Pharmacy.
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