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0th – “Tammy ” – [Resipiscent Records]

Thurston Hunger   9/23/2008   A Library, CD

Industrial drums and very sproingy electric bass create the
nest for four feathery fatales to flock with your mind. Are
these girls mimes who’ve broken their vow of silence? Often
their voices get united in towers of post-apocalyptic chorus,
see the seven VocalBeauty variations on this. They are kinda
like Meredith Monk looking for gold at the end of a Caroliner
Rainbow show. And they allow for men-folk into the fold, in
health and in sickness, for richer or Porest (Mark Gergis
warps a nice minute of VocalBeauty on this!). 0th shares a
childhood sandbox with Petra Hayden, 0th shares make-up with
Charming Hostess, 0th shares electronics with Zeek Sheck.
Art school moves confidentially dreaming of tribal/trance
dance floors? Repetition is used, and repetition as well.
The VocalBeauty tracks rather than serve as ligaments are
so strong they may tend to out-muscle some of the other
work here. “Crazyhorse” does a war whoop Ut-like stomp
before a peculiar anecdote is added on. The last VB goes
from a sort of Yamantaka destroyer buddhist chant to a
sleepy toggle between zeroes and ones over nice skittery
strings. For the Nth, shall be the 0th! Unless they succumb
to MFA’s, the CIA, or BF/GF trouble, this project should
become a KFJC darling. Fun on the air, in the pit and at
a listener party I daresay. I concur with the first track,
“Tammy, we need you.”

-Thurston Hunger

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