Boomkat Product Review:
Rare "dry" mixes of two iconic post rock classics.
There aren't many post rock albums that have cast a shadow as long as Slint's "Spiderland". Released in 1991, it solidified a distinctly US sound, exploring hardcore punk modes while experimenting with feedback, weird time signatures and the all-important quiet-loud-quiet formation that bands like Mogwai and Godspeed You! Black Emperor would take to its logical conclusion. 'Breadcrumb Trail' and 'Good Morning Captain' are two of the album's most recognizable jams, and these rare "dry" mixes appeared last year for Record Store Day on ultra-limited vinyl.
Now available in a wider release, the tracks show an alternate universe "Spiderland", with different vocal treatment (you can actually hear the lyrics clearly!) and slightly modified effects. It's honestly not a huge difference, but post rock fans owe it to themselves to at least check, right? It's not like we've got another Slint album coming any time soon.