Formerly Sine Drones download, 2011
Oh, they’re still drones, don’t you worry. The first piece, “59 Hz,” is 3:22 of what sounds like a ground hum. If you’re expecting the guitar to plug in and this humming sound to go away, well, that doesn’t happen. The noise is the star. And so on across the album. It’s minimalistic and easy to talk over. Sounding alternately mechanical and organic, somehow.
Ian C Stewart C. REIDER
Owning Extinctions download, 2011
The other one is more like smooth peanut butter. This one is crunchy. Now I’m hungry for Jif. Track one, “Clathrate Gun Hypothesis,” sounds like an echoey underwater chamber, an alien life form beside some stalactites. Beside the white chickens. Oh wait, that’s “Underwater Plume,” I’m thinking of, which certainly does have a dewy vibe about it. “Apologies And Capitulations,” sounds like a spaced-out Skinny Puppy breakdown. Several rhythmic elements operating independently, with that tension in the middle. This one is prettified chaos.
Ian C Stewart