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Peaking Lights – “Imaginary Falcons” – [Night People]

Thurston Hunger   9/23/2010   12-inch, A Library

Home-fi, pedal-fry, husband and wife, cat and mouse. Indra
Dunis’ vocals are the mouse, moving in steep shadows of
echo, hiding from the analog claws of Aaron Coyes. When
Coyes lets the samples spin for a few cycles, he often adds
little puzzle loops of noodly guitar too. Drum machines past
their expiration date are invited along, stuffed in a suitcase
of loose wires and solder guns. It’s not audio terrorist
noise burst, just a love of early electronics like a warbling
electric aviary. The underlying songs here are just a chance to
stack up layers of analogia. Two and three chord pawn shop songs,
that like “Owls Barning” have a sort of simple celebration
to them, but are a launching pad for knoblesse o’ tweakage.
And seems like they go on for an eternity or two. I look forward
to Indra’s larynx and lyrics rising in the mix.

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-Thurston Hunger

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