6/10 Mike Staff review, 14 July 2011
Christ, this is a tricky record to pin down. Apparently Davy Bui and Matt Kretzmann have been making music together for a decade or so now, but this is their first album together. It seems to be a mix of live instruments and manipulated noise and found sounds. It's pretty minimal, but not exactly a comfortable listen, with weird slowed-down vocal samples over fairly amelodic organ and guitar and lots of swooshy noises. It's a little bit ambient noise, a little bit concréte...if you're into stuff like Nurse With Wound it'll probably push your buttons. Every now and then they hit on a kinda primitive groove but largely the structure is fairly confusing and ambiguous. There's loads of slowed down vocal samples so I feel like I'm listening to it at the wrong speed, but I just cranked it up to 45 and that didn't sound right either. A dark and awkward listen for solo late night immersion.
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