8/10 Brian Staff review, 12 September 2012
My second visit to the stoned, glistening kaleidoscopic world of "Cammy Stalls" this week.....but this initially seems a more abstract, disjointed and bizarre listen than some previous musical moves he's busted. I was picking shit 'n' stuff in the stockroom the other evening with this on loud in the "main arena" and I just didn't understand it particularly, hearing experimental music through plasterboard walls isn't really giving the artist the attention they deserve (crave?) Now, with headboomphonics attached to my tired mind-cage I can appreciate the depth and beauty of 'Inner Treaty' so much more. It's a tactile, gentle listen that gradually unravels, lazily folds and playfully stumbles around yr head loaded with fractured rhythms, off-kilter percussion and barely decipherable cosmic mumbles/yelps. I especially love the wandering, playful avant-bass strokes and proper monged-out spiralling clusters of chiming notes.
Then there's all those crazy wah-wah yawns there, tripped-out colliding meanderings here and some real mad, bad acid riffing elsewhere......if this was your first exposure to Sun Araw you'd think CS should be committed to an asylum as there's a whole load of wild, free-form playing here - some real flailing psychedelic improv shit to deal with on the fifth piece especially - but it is so worth getting your ears involved! Basically, this mad badger just does what the hell he wants and everyone just follows gleefully, right into his wonderfully idiosyncratic polyrhythmic maze! We cannot keep his bloody records on the shelves either, as hard we try because he's a true original, the tropical astral godfather of modern times.....
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- The Inner Treaty by Sun Araw
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