Boomkat Product Review:
**First edition of 500** Evan Caminiti (Barn Owl, Higuma) debuts his bleakly strung-out Painted Caves alias on vinyl. As with his two excellent Barn Owl releases this year, 'V' & 'The Factory Session/Live At Berkeley Art Museum', he continues a vector moving further from dust-bowl guitars into hulking, depressed techno zones located somewhere between darkwave sci-fi Industrial, Chain Reaction records on 33 and Andy Stott at his most enervated. Manning modular synthesiser, tape and vocals, Caminiti conjures alienated, paranoid atmospheres as comment on the 'Surveillance' issues of our digital era. In light of recent "revelations" about GCHQ and the NSA the timing of its release could hardly be more apt, but it's worth bearing in mind that it was actually realised during a period starting over one year ago. Under titles such as 'Never Alone', 'Stalker', and Flesh On Tape', it manifests as slow rolling bass pulses and dark, blooming dub-noise harmonics streaked with Vangelis-esque polluted synth brass in seven parts.