8/10 Li'l Biz Staff review, 22 November 2011
Band Activity is a collaboration between Liverpool based artists Flowers and Templeton who's curiosity for free-form improvisation and sound collage led them to producing 'Traditional Reels'. Here the duo merge original studio recordings with a plethora of found audio of traditional indigenous and folk music, horror sound effects, amateur comedy club recordings and university lectures among others. The effect is an ambient sound collage littered with unpredictable moments and strange audio going's on. Opener 'Qualm' sets the scene and works best of the tracks here mainly due to it's consistently tranquil nature. Things get slightly odder, abstract and, to an extent, more organic as the album progresses which sees the duo on fine and playful form throughout. Lovely stuff...and super limited too.
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