Boomkat Product Review
A mind-boggling album of destroyed pop and basement synth experiments from Greg Dalton aka Gary War and Taylor Richardson of Infinity Window. The duo have have channelled the schizo psych-punk energy of Chrome, Ilitch, Flipper and Cleaners From Venus to created a skewed masterpiece of post-hypnagogic madness that manages to be at once wildly digressive and thrillingly direct. Dalton's vocals and sub-aquatic basslines are instantly recognisable, but they're less gargled and distorted than in Gary War, all the better to serve some extremely accomplished songwriting - 'Permanent Skin', to take but one example, sounds like a gen-u-ine AM radio hit heard through a brainful of quaaludes. The mastering job from Rashad Becker at Berlin's D+M really really highlights Richardson and Dalton's overall control and their attention to detail - because while these tracks might be driven by a lunatic energy, they're by no means chaotic; every synth strafe and guitar lick is perfectly placed. Imagine a late-80s high-school band numbering Syd Barrett, David Borden, Joe Meek and Lee Perry and you're some way to grasping the wonked-out brilliance of Animal Husbandry.