Thursday, December 23, 2010
DRUNK HANDS - BLINDS
"Blinds is a mood piece of brutalising and enervating denseness: the droning feedback of the twenty-plus minute ‘Drunk Hands Make Love’ hangs thick in the air, lolling like smoke at the top of a room; the drum beat of ten-plus minute ‘Sojourn of the Psyche’ doesn’t shift for its duration, waiting like a senile old man for a bus that never comes. Only the guitars move – and they wriggle and shift with all the limber action of Rowland S. Howard after a cup of coffee, snaking around surf figures and post-punk grooves. Blinds is a radical exercise in stasis. Dark, deep and unforgiving, it’s an invitation to black moods." - Mess+Noise
This is an album I recorded during 2005 and released early the next year. The limited release sold out long ago, so upon discovering friends at the now defunct net-label FauxFetus have created an archive of their catalogue, I thought I'd post a link to download the album.
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
"Built around stumbling drum improvisations, indistinct, hazy waves of six-string drone, and meandering, slack-stringed guitar lines that tangle and buckle like power-lines under stress, this self-titled debut is gorgeously indistinct. At its most powerful, like the sprawling 'Drums Meet Guitar', the spray of mottled tones recalls similarly potent explorations by The Dead C, or English post-punk pioneers This Heat. It's beautifully humid, deoxygenating stuff." - John Dale, Uncut (UK)
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