Boomkat Product Review:
New York's "...premiere improvisatory, vocal-and-electronics cosmic beat-box band..." return to Woodsist with a brilliant side of loopy hypnotics, including an insert code for free digital download of the 2007 cassette-only release for Tank Tapes redeemable directly from the label. All four tracks are previously unreleased, arms-out eyes-shut wanders through darkly tinted terrain. 'Oboh' opens up with what sounds like reversed field recordings made inside a washing machine at a Native American ritual ceremony, before 'Lal8' intrepidly changes tack into a forest of doomy 808 bass hits and spectral, gangly theremin-like drones looming in from the edges. On the flip is a live recording of two tracks from a show at Glass Lands in early 2010. This side starts with the howling avant-darkwave expressions of 'Anastasia', skeletal 808 punching you in the stomach and arabesque synthline floating like drunken flies around your hollow eyes while raspy voices howl like Cold Cave gone feral. The magnificently titled 'Cat P*ss & Licorice' brings us back to the start with a freeform arrangement of fluttering drones and echoic voices joined by skin-crawling electronics, almost like some TG piece until a sublime music box melody perfumes the air and all settles into an opiated mush. Get in.