8/10 Phil Staff review, 22 November 2011
Where's the pop tunes I ask? Today I want pop tunes and I've got a load of experimental and drone for a change. I'm my own worst enemy...The Piiptsjilling brothers are back and they've collaborated with multi-percussionist Sytze Pruiksma (who can play more than one drum at once) for a new album on the Hibernate label. They've had releases out on loadsa cool labels like Home Normal. Experimedia, White Box etc... The album is reasonably difficult as you'd expect... discordant guitars twang, cymbals crash, strange electronic noises randomly appear and there's some Dutch spoken word business going on as well. For all it's difficulties it's not at all unpleasant on the ear. The sound is a very sparse one... there's lots of space for everything to breathe and you end up with a record that sounds quite soundtracky. There's also a jazzy feel to it and at times I'm reminded of elements of latter Talk Talk. It's an interesting record alright and it's nice to see the label do something different. Well worth checking out if you're into moody sounding atmospheric music.
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