Monday, October 13, 2008
Two stunning new tapes out now from Period Tapes. These Feathers Have Plumes' supple gold-on-red silkscreened cover contains a nice slow drone. The line it draws is that of an unstable zither, but without the instrument. God only knows what they used to make this crawling slab. It doesn't matter. This is the wonderstuff. The lines are a lot less straight on Stone Baby's Nobody Loves Me . . . Still. It sounds like the haunted boiler room in the basement of the Brill Building. Disembodied voices fade in and out of the creeping, broken rhythms. And that baby doll on the cover . . . illin'. THIS is your soundtrack for Halloween. Truly scary.