The first review of Orca, Attack’s! new (cas)single, You Won’t Remember This, is out and it’s lovely.
“‘You Won’t Remember This’ sounds like it should belong on a Dirty Projectors or Fleet Foxes album, all languid acoustic guitars, yearning vocals from Rodriguez and haunting, elegiac harmonies from Kelly. Around the halfway mark the track suddenly pivots into a cloud of exultant wordless vocals, a jubilant beat and sounds that seem to soar gracefully skyward. On the flip, the instrumental ‘World Map’ is all low-slung bass, wonky melodies and unfathomable rhythms. Eclecticism rules.”
Many thanks to Mat! You Won’t Remember This is available now for presale, out on April 1. Read the full review over on furtherdot.com.
Excellent review of C.M.S.O. is up on Further. Here’s an excerpt:
…these pieces acknowledge the influence of Raymond Scott, beloved inventor of electronic instruments, unlikely jazz band leader and a composer whose distinctive approach leant itself to use in madcap cartoons – in short, the kind of avant garde personality we’re sorely missing in these uptight 2020s. You hear the overhang of Scott’s approach in a sort of playful bounce in these pieces, each of which find itself on an odd frontier between wide-eyed synth experiments and science documentary soundtrack. Both Kelly and Rodriguez contribute vocals, either as spoken-word, instructive lecture-esque monologues, or as angelic harmonies sweeping high above the accompanying electronic backdrops, or as processed, gradually slowed-down, indecipherable non sequiturs.
Read the full review over on the blog, and thank you to Mat for the kind words! C.M.S.O. releases on Friday and there are 4 cassettes left from Strategic Tape Reserve!
It’s a two review day! First, this perceptive write-up of the Stay Safe mini-release from Mat Smith of Further., including:
“Sounding like the infinitely looped announcements you might expect to hear in a post-apocalyptic urban wasteland where no one survived, something about what Elizabeth has done here seems to tap directly into the sensation of paranoid dread and existential panic that have become the cornerstones of our daily locked-down lives.”
Next, Pietro Da Sacco from Igloo Magazine tackles the Strange Selectors compilation, referring to the “alluring, dreamlike downtempo strands” of my contribution, “The Heart Sounds Like Heavy Artillery.”
Thanks to both Mat and Pietro!