Boomkat Product Review:
The perfectly unpredictable Tapeworm gently approaches it’s 100th release with #96 coming from Lightning In A Twilight Hour, following in serene suit to TTW’s lush dispatch from Pinkcourtesyphone.
Bobby Wratten (Northern Picture Library, The Field Mice, Trembling Blue Stars) makes the music and Anne Mari Barker-Davies (Northern Picture Library, The Field Mice) sings. Production/engineering is handled by Ian Catt, who has produced several Saint Etienne records.
On the A-side, Abandoned Islands they stroke up a cloud of melancholy shoegaze harmonies hobbling along a close-mic’d drum pulse recorded off a portable cassette player. It’s a fine example of the melancholy we’d associate with that region, which comes to life in a more literal way via subtle field recordings in the B-side’s Suspended Animation, threaded into a shimmering moire of plasmic guitars and levitating electronics where Barker-Davies plaintive coos eventually percolate thru the mix leaving us all fluffy, like.