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    Tal / Iron Galaxy Split 7″ [coll] – [Cricket Cemetery]

    talaxy
    Following the trail of TAL (or TalSounds aka Natalie Chami)
    is what led me into the Cricket Cemetery. So that’s some
    pretty ruling pied piper action, thanks! Chicagoan Natali
    works w/ swirling soundscapes, dronish but never robotically
    sterile. On her track, “Valse” focus is on a soothing sax solo
    from Anthony Bruno drifting over a base built by Natali with
    synth pulses, some dappled delay, disembodied voices (one
    of the things she always does excellently) and by the end
    she has woven in a form of found percussion. It’s a wistful,
    blissful lulling, that leads to Iron Galaxy on the flip.
    Ironically that starts with a sample saying,
    “What happened to your nose?”
    “I got punched in the face”
    And it is a sort of sonic sucker punch after Tal. Imagine
    Melt Banana with a male vocalist on the Love Earth label.
    That won’t get you there, but is headed in the right direction.
    Agressive, insistent, and kind of cute in an extreme way.
    White noise is gated in lieu of guitars and drums are
    overridden by angry drum machines. Got to be a one-man
    wrecking crew, pretty heavy yin/yang action on this split!
    -Thurston Hunger

  • Reviewed by Thurston Hunger on December 12, 2013 at 11:25 pm
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