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    Millis, Robert – “120” – [Etude Records]

    Note – KFJC already had a copy reviewed by Sal 9000 but
    Rob provided one on his recent visit, so I wrote up these
    warped words while checking it out in the comfort of my own mind.

    Rob from the Climax Golden Twins flies solo, but he’s
    often not alone on this record. Four nice slices of
    (phone) call and response? The leadoff number dials up
    the proprietor of Records Revisited in New Yawk, and
    while he conducts a deal/steal, a crackly ominous
    78 (from before the 40’s went bad one presumes) makes
    the Caretaker look like a one needle pony. That
    transaction comes to a cold stop with a slap/firecracker
    and into some Southeast Asian smelting place?!? That
    and indeed the first three, end up in a pocket cathedral
    Rob builds out his guitar and some stonified dronified
    effect[s]. ResOnance with a capital O, baby! Track two
    is crickets and a gamelan bandleader followed by some
    Washingtune ham radio wryly getting “All Balled Up”
    then a very spooky (to me at least) phone therapist. This
    time the cathedral winds up with a train running through
    it. The guitar gets ominous before a killer found sound
    in a washing machine. That’s yer hit single. #3 must
    be a dead-mute to start, but the cathedral of sound
    awaits you. “Charcoal Twins” might not be Aimless and
    Andy (Steve and Pete?) talking about a [r]evolution
    with some outer limit Southern Georgia vibe before
    a gentle acoustic twang and electric reverb wash cleanses
    us all. Look out for the 30 seconds o’ meditative
    silence at the end of that track. Hey we got this five
    years ago, but Rob gave us a copy this past weekend
    so I thought I’d post a lame-ass review of it here.
    If you want to read the gripping original review, join
    KFJC immediately.

    -Thurston Hunger

  • Reviewed by Thurston Hunger on March 5, 2014 at 6:13 pm
  • Filed as A Library,CD
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