TIP OF THE TONGUE 14 DECEMBER 2014
Aaron Dilloway & Jason Lescalleet
Glistening Examples No Cat
Edition of 400 copies LP from two masters of tectonic psycho-acoustics: this is a highly anticipated summit and doesn’t disappoint. Both Dilloway and Lescalleet are adepts at foundation quaking sonics but both marry their structural tectonics to invasive, psychologically eviscerating subliminals and the combination is spectacularly powerful, with a throbbing/fluxing hollowed-out drone core sending and receiving coded shortwave blats of information-thick static while the whole thing regurgitates itself again and again, generating a Moebius strip –like singularity that moves through endless re-statements of itself. This is the most haunted set from the duo yet, with an eerie depth of scale populated by wraiths and ghost tones over which some truly savage and bodily invasive electronics pulse like alarm codes. The production is especially dizzying, the way the sounds are set deep within the tracks, touching on Peter ‘Sleazy’ Christopherson’s production work with Coil, complete with uncanny EVP-style vocal manifestations and the kind of paranoiac/Berlin bunker atmosphere that is pure Conrad Schnitzler. But it’s not all occult soundings; Popeth presents some of the duo’s most get-down fucked up riff-based synth punk anthems to date, channelling the second Suicide album as re-thunk by Maryanne Amacher and Klaus Dinger. Classic electro-threat in true circuit-shredding style, pressed on 150g vinyl, highly recommended.