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    Q///Q – “Azores Azul” – [Skrot Up]

    q___q
    Evidently pronounced “Q Q”, part of the ever-busy
    life connecting this project, the mighty Merx and
    German Army. All three have had recent issues on
    Skrot Up alone, in addition “Peter Kris” under other
    names runs the Kill Shaman label, made your
    breakfast yesterday, is a schoolteacher, and
    serves as the alternate ambassador to Luxembourg.
    While this sounds like a one-man and his machines
    bedroom project, apparently there are three
    members, but maybe GT and Quinn are just more
    nommes du laptop for “Peter.” The music is
    less mysterious, the past two years there’s been
    a lot of keyboard-driven indie sounds, mostly
    instrumental, analog but not so icy as the minimal
    wave revival/redux. Sometimes I refer to them as
    the “sons of Kitaro” but that’s just because I’m
    old more than a hint of new age happiness bliss
    from the banks of synths I think? This is a short
    cassette, 5 songs repeated on each side. Very
    round sounding tones and drum machines, I like
    #3 “Inuit Nature” which features some confessional
    vox that might be in spanish as opposed to native
    Alaskan. Like a lot of Skrot Up releases, the
    more I listen to this, the more I find (so maybe
    there really are three members!) Songs are short
    #4 does that phase filter squeeze, #5 has a more
    cavernous live aire, with both artic and tropical
    feels at times. Bipolar Bears in bikinis? Some ears
    may play spot the gear on these cuts, I just dug
    ’em as little artifical worlds.
    -Thurston Hunger

  • Reviewed by Thurston Hunger on June 6, 2014 at 6:49 pm
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