8/10 Mike Staff review, 12 August 2011
Here we have a repress of the third Woodsist release, recorded way back in the balmy days of '06. I don't know about you, but that was the craziest year of my life. What we've got here is some fuzzy, hazy, minimal psych of the highest order. It starts out a bit directionless for the first couple of minutes, but as soon as they hit a groove they have that muddy skronky brilliance that Woods show at their jammier moments. Generally speaking, what happens here is that there's a simple repeated piano melody holding things down while a heavily processed guitar chunters exploratively in the background in a mess of mid-end washes and overdriven haze. On the opening track of the second side it kind of sounds like they switch places, with an overdriven guitar taking on the monotonous riffing while the keys go for a walk. This is very much in drone/repeato-rock territory. Explorative psych that's best enjoyed lying in the grass with a greasy chong drooping from your chops rather than the harder rocking type. I like it.
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