Boomkat Product Review:
San Franciscan duo Tartufi teamed up with engineer and co-producer Tim Green (whose credits include Melvins, Sleater Kinney and The Fucking Champs) who helps sculpt the band's loop-based live sets into a more coherent, composed whole on this enjoyable head-scratcher of a record. In its introductory phase the album reveals a thirst for sonic beguilement that far transcends the amount of noise you'd imagine would expect from two musicians and a guy behind a desk. 'Fear Of Giraffes, Fear Of Some Birds' announces itself with the kind of sprawling, unhinged ambition that characterised early Animal Collective outings, switching between songs-within-songs with a muscular line in post-rock guitars being the only real consistency. Elsewhere 'System Folds' is a slice of summery joy, full of grandiose layered vocals and a patiently building sonic backdrop. This succinctness suits the band, though clearly they're at least as comfortable with their dalliances with longer tracks like the almost 'Bohemian Rhapsody'-esque 'Engineering', which chops and changes exhaustingly throughout.