At times the record does seem to hold the listener aloof, as on Schadenfreunde and Ganz Ganz Ganz Genau which do have a little of Klaus Dinger’s glacial utopian spirit about them.
...a righteous and focussed stomp through some “hellish” urban future when there’s no more Kanye or broadband to console you: “we got bad news for you” indeed.
Really enjoyable and could be meditational if they progress. Actually they could be lots of things if the band pushes harder.
You could hardly accuse this album of being formulaic
There’s something very appealing about this record and like the first faltering, precocious steps in any creative enterprise, those moments of early revelation are always ones that stick in the mind.
Like a talented student producing a fair imitation of Las Meninas, Ruby proves he has something of worth, but the observer (or in this case listener) waits with interest whether he can fully escape the spell of the original master work.
...there’s something in their urban swagger on this release that draws a line right back to the Scuttlers
As strange as the band’s history is, I’m not repeating it here; it involves Falmouth and animal masks but that sort of flippancy should not keep you from investigating their music.
It’s only downside for me is that its perfection and cleverness hides a lot of potential.
This record evokes times past for sure
I'm none the wiser what trousers have to do with any of the music, but fair enough
Like a ten year old discovering a barrel of cider at the school disco
stately, relaxed and enchanting
we start to get a glimpse of just what this guy may be capable of
it succeeds on sheer force of personality
This is NOT the only experimental electronic LP to be inspired by Todmorden this year, curiously enough. What’s going on?
A very enjoyable listen indeed.
It’s not really from a planet near us.
This lad’s work is really, really great.