6/10 Mike Staff review, 07 December 2011
Loving the photos of a completely fucked piano on the cover of this album for starters, really evocative imagery and the colours are great. Aside from that, the music on this CD is not what we've come to expect from Mr Spencer Yeh, who we know best for his playful screeching free jazz/noise assaults and an unexpectedly brilliant pop single on De Stijl. Anyway, here he's opting for something a bit more minimal, with the first half of this album alternating between soothing drone pieces and weird sped up concrete vocal collages that are making our Business Lady feel a bit queasy. Then there's a piece that's just a recording of some shrinkwrap being crinkled, then a couple of two-guitar compositions that are very tonal and slightly jarring, a recording of some dripping water, and then the album closes with a two-parter that's for my money the most interesting thing on here, with some sporadic synthesised noises building up a quite immersive and charming little soundworld that has more than a hint of Radiophonic Workshop about it. Bit of a mixed bag, really, but rewarding to those with the patience to listen through to the end.
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