new to stock as of
june 12th, 2009
|golden lab (uk) #rowf 11 ep|
xnobbqx “skewer” ten inch single record
- laurel leaves
|may 2009 release ; second full length from the australian duo of nick dan & noted free-improviser / stasis duo member matthew earle ...|
fairly granked rough n tumble, very much in the vein of menstruation sisters ... hard to grasp & ultimately all the better for it ; highly recommended !!!
|golden lab press release...|
|xnobbqx skewer 10" lp, ltd to 300 copies (rowf11)|
we first came across australian two-piece xnobbqx in piccadilly records last year when the siltbreeze vinyl reissue of their first cd-r appeared on its shelves. the siltbreeze label being a bastion of all that is great in terms of dirgy, lo-fi, transcendental unmusicality, we were thus intrigued to hear this slab. and, we have to say, it was one of the greatest shop-listening experiences of all time. here was a duo, probably of fully grown men, bashing away at their instruments in a manner that suggested they had never really learned any 'proper' technique and it was all the more mind-bendingly good for it.
the duo, in spite of or, perhaps, due to their unabashed simplicity, manage to create sounds that are warm as an old-fashioned blanket, each piece having the ability to induce a state of complete, dribbling mental stasis. it's disjointed, scratchy and 'difficult', yes. but it also manages to be completely absorbing. if you like your rock deconstructed to the nth degree, we highly recommend you dig this.