Boomkat Product Review:
Fractured Radiophonic out-sound electronix, eroded fin de siècle smokiness, with evocative, dissociated poetry from Belgium-based duo Roman Hiele and Clodagh Kinsella. Bizarre 'n pristine memory experiments for fans of Finders Keepers, Akira Rabelais, or Stroom's recent Dali Muru & The Polyphonic Swarm full-length.
Writer Clodagh Kinsella begins 'The Third Summer of Love' talking smoothly about the mysterious 528Hz frequency, a vibration believed by some to be so powerful that it can inspire love, heal a weakened immune system and even repair DNA. As she tells a story of hippies, tones, and shitty DJs, her collaborator Roman Hiele, who's released on Ultra Eczema and runs the Universal Exports label with Yves De Mey and designer Allon Kaye, joins with woozy tangled guitar gurgles, and slowly rising drones. The track gets more and more ominous as Kinsella reveals that 528Hz isn't the frequency of love, but the frequency of death.
Thankfully, 'Arabesque' offers a breather from this tense mood, with distorted musicbox chimes faintly reverberating over faded noise and awkward, crumbling bleats. One fer fans of The Caretaker and Akira Rabelais' recent Proust tribute "À la recherche du temps perdu", it's a fittingly ornate end to this excellent oddity.