Boomkat Product Review:
Dale Cornish and Phil Julian are the top new machine + vocalist duo in town; hocking up “three tracks which emerged from a rehearsal session in an oddly decorated room in South Croydon”.
Imagined and deranged for The Tapeworm’s “format free” sublabel, The Wormhole, who’ve previously hosted poetic delicacies by Leslie Winer and drcarlsonalbion (Dylan Carlson) & The Hackney Lass, this one follows suit in terms of avant-pop nous, but deviates wildly due in line with backgrounds of its operators; Phil Julian as boundless electronic improvisor, and Dale Cornish as the jesting provocateur-cum-eviscerating minimalist.
The A-side, Laughing Out, is a lot of fun; pairing Cornish’s staggered but deliberate delivery in estuarian english over the kind of scrambled electronic meter you’d expect from Mark Fell and Gábor Lázár. Replete with lyrics printed on the rear, it’s the punkest popshot this side of ’16.
Flip side it gets even more unhinged, emulating a quiet night in a greek restaurant with For Vocal - just you and the waiter smashing crockery - followed by Cornish’s best John Balance croon in the discombobulated waltz of Palazzo.
There’s not many to go around. Best get a copy each for all the family.