Boomkat Product Review:
After the flawless ‘11’ (released last year on Digitalis), No Neck Blues Band’s Pat Murano returns to the Decimus project with this mind-altering cassette for Burlington, VT’s NNA Tapes. Following on nicely from Nate Young’s sickly, synth-laden ‘Regression Vol.2’, ‘Glass Tetany’ keeps NNA in stock of grimy, fetishistic electronics with forty minutes of disembodied drones, haunted drum machine loops and growling synthesizers. Noisier than its predecessor, Murano has no qualms with dragging us deep into a pit of distortion, and by the end of the second side what started as dislocated, bass-heavy rhythms has transformed unceremoniously into Raymond Scott on space cakes with gleeful waves of white noise. It’s a schizophrenic blend certainly, but it’s nice to hear an artist truly juggling the sounds he’s got at his disposal. ‘Glass Tetany’ is an unholy collision of abstraction and ideas, but somehow it all hangs together just fine.