Boomkat Product Review:
San Francisco's Eats Tapes (the duo of Marijke Jorristma and Gregory Zifcak) manage to straddle the ordinarily very dislocated realms of warehouse techno and DIY art rock/noise music. The resultant sound is non-stop fun, with low grade electronic instruments making a pummelling din that manages to be excessive and a bit daft but always eminently listenable. Second track 'NOS' illustrates this perfectly. It's a piece of adorable bedroom techno underscored by some crazy siren sounds and noise oscillations, all the while the song's addictive melodic content is buried just below the surface. 'Band Practice' raises the tempo and the daftness stakes as the song lurches forward with squished hard house beats and squeaking Nintendo (no, really) noise signals. Dafter still is 'I've Become Cretin' which features cut up, frenzied electric guitar and detuned vocals that have been morphed into a kind of ad hoc bassline, all to the accompaniment of slapstick percussion silliness. Enormously good fun and an inventive treat for the ears, this second full-length from Eats Tapes is a hoot.