Nov 26, 2011


I Saw You Sister, Stand in the Effulgence cassette
Digitalis Industries 2011

Spose we're off on a synth kick lately, though I've yet to belch about it, ta be frank. E.S./I.S. (I'm tired of writing that already) seem about as in-bed (or Bed-In if you like) with the Digitalis folks as your briefs are your short-n-curlies. I know, it sounds like I'm about to start slaying them, but hitch high that elastic, Seymour, this is allll right by me--though, in all fairness, the title made me think one of these sods has a wimple somewhere in the closet. No matter. These crusty sundress-wearers elude all the gripe-y territories usually found in the Digitalis canon. Kissin cousins might be Luc Marianni's Souvenirs du Futur and Vangelis's Invisible Connections, in their mutual geeky mean-muggin & flimsy stasis. God's truth: the moments come when this is exactly what ya wanna hear.
I know this is a pygmy of a review, but I'm really just tryin to avoid havin ta write their name again. Or I start thinkin bout the title and suddenly wanna croak. But no! Don't mind me. The day I shit the bed, I will not comment on the wallpaper.
Looking ahead for more of the same, kids! Best thing I've heard from this label in maybe years.

Nov 23, 2011

BLANKSGIVING AHOY: An amuse bouche before the feasties and the beasties

Oneohtrix Point Never
Replica LP 2011
Software/Mexican Summer

I ain’t yet put my eyebrows down from Returnal, and here comes another full one from Mr. Lopatin, here channelin all sortsa mid-80s local TV creepouts to outstanding effect. Kinda great how your boy just about chalks the line between Ryuichi Sakamoto’s score for Royal Space Force (the less Mickey Mousey bits, anyhoo) and that Two Daughters record, if you can snort such a bump. Less grim than the latter and definitely less cheesy than the former, but a spot on the shelf he’s nonetheless cleaned off. I also hear the alleged DJ Screw binges a lot more here than befo’, though all this gum-waving don’t do the business like this. And If ya think ya needsa Brittanica-scale recall of synth gear to enjoy these sides, I advise you to put yer RAM to better use. That’s just ain’t the key, pally!

Nov 18, 2011


I'm really not kidding.