8/10 Mike Staff review, 04 April 2014
Munich duo Beisspony have an LP of quirky experimental pop here. The first thing I'm reminded of is CocoRosie - this is very melodic and playful music with a very clear sense of identity, but the sonic experimentation here is more earthy in an almost arts and crafts way. There's typewriters and sewing machines and out-of-tune radios permeating the sound to lend it a Sparklehorse-esque ricketyness.
The aforementioned radio tunes into a report on the eponymous victim from Husker Du's 'Diane' in a queasy, vulnerable cover that is as unsettling as the song was intended to be. 'Terror of the District' which follows it is pure CocoRosie though, sing-song raps and trip-hop beats, but then songs like 'If You Disagree Just Ask' channel a more sensitive Kimya Dawson-esque side to them.
This is an enjoyably weird record with succinct and likeable chunks of weirdpop that showcase a restless sonic curiosity and a love of bouncing off one another's ideas that keep this record from getting annoying despite the sometimes jarring sounds. The artwork is beautiful too, really tactile and loads to look at, which adds to the experience and fleshes out their aesthetic.
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