Boomkat Product Review:
The reissue of Rimarimba’s little-known but golden catalogue of rhythmelodic beauties continues at a genteel pace on Pete Swanson & Jed Bindeman’s Freedom To Spend
Robert Cox's Rimarimba project was fairly short-lived (1984-1988) but was nontheless a remarkably singular project which has somehow escaped the attention of all but the most dilated diggers, until now.
Previously unrealized and unreleased, Rimarimba’s ’Light Metabolism Number Prague’  is exclusive to the reissue set and now sees the light of day for the first time. It’s a perfect example of Rimarimba’s free and playful approach to rhythmelodic patterning, stretching out into veld-like terrain with the low lying drones and plangent, splashing strikes of ‘Glass Abattoir - End’, then with weightless elan in the glittering cascades of ‘Egg Foo Young’, while the sozzled and squashed loops of ‘Why Do You Squeak’ give way to a totally blindsiding piece of pastoral post-punk pop with tremulous, warped vocals that will else listeners pinching themselves.
Great stuff once again from this fine, fine imprint.