from the moment I got this 7" in my hands I had a huge problem. there
was no way to open the packaging without damaging it!
after eventually opening the package very carefully, and listening to
it, I had another problem. I had to keep listening to it. I became
addicted. immediately. I crossed a point-of-no-return. it's amazing!
it starts out with the only track on the 7" that is "rhythm-oriented".
*the violation of the six inch rule* is non-linear, weird rhythms. it
somehow reminded me of _xingu hill_'s /alterity/, yet without the looped
rhythms. the rhythms sound like the _xingu hill_ rhythms, but totally
cut up. but they aren't cut up, or really don't seem that way. it all
flows so naturally.
*los20*, the second track on the first side, is a very confusing track
to me. it has a special tension that I can't quite grasp, yet it has a
very relaxing effect on me. I really can't understand how this is done,
but it works wonderfully. yet again, the sounds seem cut up, or no ...
they seem quite randomly placed. but they aren't ... it's impossible
this was done on random, because it all flows together very well.
the third track on side one, the shortest track on the whole 7" with
it's 1:32, is a guitarbased track with a lovely bass and a nearly
subliminal paddy sound in the back. the guitar is more like a little
children's guitar or one of those mexican things. should I repeat that
even though it seems like it was done quite randomly, it all fits
together wonderfully and is not at all that random?
in the single track on the second side called *autumn street*, trikband
catches the atmosphere of a street, no probably highway, which as I
envision it is in the middle of nowhere. cars drive by and the
everything is calm. a very laidback ambient sound which is a bit melodic
makes me come to a complete rest. I nearly forget to actually review
this disc. the effect of this track on my mind is amazing. I haven't
used any drugs, but I guess this is what it feels like when you've just
smoked your first phat joint :)
for a minute, it feels like they're on to me. the sound of a policecar
passing. but they don't notice me, and I just lie there, staring at the
empty sky, all by myself. all is quiet. and you realise the record has
already stopped playing.
all in all, this 7" is really one of the most amazing pieces of
experimental music I've ever heard. it's very varried, brings a wide
spectrum of musical styles for it's only a bit over 16 minutes of music,
but it's very special. the seemingly randomness of side one, combined
with the entrancing ambient power of side two ... it's just amazing. a