Album Review

Trophies – “Become The Objects of Daily Use” – [Monotype]

Thurston Hunger   12/14/2011   A Library, CD

It’s easy to see (and hear and enjoy) this as another
example of the KFJC/OCD connection. And this is a CD
that plays better with others on the radio than at
home from start to finish. The simple recipe is the
boca di Bosetti, motormouthing his way through text
and with guitar shadowing his every little step and
tonal leap. But often times, I sonically blurred
the text out and followed the aquatic refreshment
that is Tony Buck (the Necks!) on percussion. He is
always so damn good. Kenta Nagai is the shadowy
guitarist, playing a sort of depressed, muted wah-wah
that puddles around every Bosetti word. On “Spaceship”
the approach is quite different, Bosetti is slowed
down, and multitracked and sounding like a taffy
opera. On that last track Nagai no longer “speaks”
at the same time. I actually preferred the other
tracks, as the tension of the guitarspeak and
Bosetti babble (the words sort of make sense, sort
of don’t and loop themselves at times) worked, I
think live, if the echolalia vanishes then Bosetti
can bring his electronics up and the drums crescendo
and it must be very impressive. Overall it’s a nice
son of Text-Sound exploration…

speech of consciousness
wth Peanuts parent guitar
mwah mwah mwah mwha mwha

-Thurston Hunger

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