New Weather: s/t (Butterscotch Records, 2013)

October 31, 2013 at 12:00 am | Posted in Reviews | Leave a comment

New Weather: s/t

New Weather: s/t

Couldn’t tell you a thing about this band, but this is a pretty nice mini-album of melodic instrumental synth music. “Slip” begins the album with bright shimmering waves of synth, punctuating atmospheric gaze with the type of stacatto sequencing that always tickles my fancy. “Automatic Morning” starts out sly and sinister, and gains a spare, snapping drum machine beat 3 minutes in, cruising along with twinkling starlike melodies, then fading away to some street recordings and faraway strings for the last minute or two. “Heat Death” has a pretty basic Krautrock-y beat, is interrupted with a brief pause and a wave of distortion, then continues gazing onward. “6equj5” (a title I’m almost positive someone else used recently but I can’t easily Google it) slowly percolates between two notes, waiting until the final two minutes of the track to drop a delicious fuzz-covered beat. “Everything” ends the album with another endlessly droning Kraut-influenced track, with steady drumming and spacey, driving synths.

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