Trans-time zone collab between So-Cal sample sister LA Vampires and Madison, WI neo-Siouxsie Zola Jesus. Despite the distance their respective vibes vibe vibrantly: grainy dub rhythms echo under forlorn femme sing-song & howls drenched in spectral delay. There’s a couple bangers (“Bone Is Bloodstone,” “Looking In”), a couple ballads (“In The Desert,” “Vous”), and a pair of quasi-covers (“Searching,” “No No No”) – every mood given its due. Local photographer / drummer extraordinaire Caitlin C. Mitchell adds smoky trumpet on one track, while deep space Moog and production duties were handled by City Terrace studio wizard G. Gengras. A summer industrial riddim gem.
It was a bit too much and samey by the end for me, but if you like dark atmospheres, if you are really interested in sound design or you enjoy the challenge of music that tries to wear you down, you should definitely check this record out.
I loved the echo-drenched drums and percussion and synths and hard to describe sounds on this, but it stays with the same sonic ideas for too long for me to enjoy to try to withstand the harsh wall of sounds minisculebarber
Many thanks Mr K, v generous. I paid a couple of quid- didn't think I'd be counting the pounds/ pennies at my age?! Times remain challenging for all. Your music has made such a hugely positive change in my life and helps greatly when the clouds descend. I'm sure I'm not alone. I should say I also enjoy your music in the good times. Thanks again and keep on trucking mate. Dan Diable