Spaced-out, electronic rambling from Leeds duo 3eese. Sometimes I worry that in our our age of hyper-availability and exposure there are no more really weird records and then something like this arrives. Modulated cornet playing over John Carpenter-worshipping synths, demonic vocals and drum machines, like some psychedelic mirage. It fills me with hope.
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Bizarre bucolic cosmic utterings and creepy ambient noise from the deepest forests of North Leeds. There's something strange flitting about them trees in the dusk. It's a horse! Oh no, it's a giraffe! Ah, it's just a pony with stilts on! On stilts, but with a short-neck? Spots have fallen off. Arrrgh! I can't stop looking at the sleeve. I feel like I've taken something illegal and intoxicating but I haven't. I think the enigmatic members of 3eese have, forever having a laugh at your expense. Or their own. I just can't say for sure.
Featuring alumni of oldie local bented Krautpoppers Lazerboy (with, apparently, guest spots from a young adolescent relation) and the subsequently much more sensible (!?) improv unit Geese, this five track trip-ooot sounds very much like some middle aged first or second generation psychedelia-drenched outsiders producing somewhat chilled but incredibly disturbing looped rhythms and technicolour synthesis from analogue and modular equipment. There may well be digital equipment in there too, how the heck do I know? There's acoustic instrumentation involved also, some lovely flourishes of parping cornet and a dreamy bass dotted around various segments. Some nice furry trails of feedback towards the climax of one song too. It's a very organic, wistful recording.
The third track relies on a heavily submerged granular rumbling cycle for a rhythmic backbone but beneath is some rather fetching electronic wibble. Fourth piece is like the strangest psych folk I've heard In a while. Brittle chiming guitar shambling, weird drum machine rushes and earthy meandering keyboard. Kinda reminds me of the strange Japanese troupe Onna but without the crazy wailing. On a par with the music Julian Cope makes with his band Black Sheep for endearing pagan strangeness. The best bit about 'Some Spooky Shit' is the creepy Blue Jam style vocals that flutter around the ether, disorientating you entirely but somehow enhancing the out-of-time eerieness of the music. A home-grown slice of weird pie for the more adventurous listener.
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