Boomkat Product Review:
Fucking good this - inverted "anti-rock" DIY sleaze that sounds like ghosts chattering while an orchestra of kettles boils nearby.
London-based three piece Mosquitoes pick up where The Dead C or This Heat left off, formulating some kind of skeletal drone-DIY rawk fudge that sits a few paces from simple classification. Across the five tracks on this essential reissue of their second release, the trio suggest song forms - through a pulsing beat, a bassline, jagged pedal fuzz, snips of pained vocals - but seem to shoehorn these elements in just to fuck with us.
The skeletons of genre are torched beyond almost all recognition: smudgy dub and post punk on discordant noizze anthem 'Strobeluck', Krautrock (or even techno?) on 'Hexadex', trip-hop on 'Diodic'. What's left in the ashes is a faint outline of decaying ideas that serves as an antidote to boredom with musical stagnation. Mosquitoes expertly fashion their negative-space songs into breathy, idiosyncratic stompers that gain power with each subsequent play. Big and clever.