Boomkat Product Review:
The perfect paring of instrumental post-rock acts in the shape of the workhouse and souvaris. The workhouse’s track ‘john noakes’ takes their established haunting sound to a whole new level – it starts out friendly enough, awash with stabs of gently picked guitar and rumbling bass but builds into a savage wall of feedback driven noise. The NME said of them “they employ so many effects pedals, they even make tuning up sound like some dissonant symphony”. ‘To behave like a guard dog and fit into a matchbox’ is the title of the Souvaris cut, featuring sly guitars dropping in and out of the mix before a crescendo hits; it closes with a lengthy guitars-over-treated-loop outro. All in all, it sounds like something lifted from Mogwai’s recent ‘Happy Songs...’. Album.