Cassette (edition of 75)
Digitalis Ltd (ltd#163)
we've heard from rachel evans aka motion sickness of time travel, so it's time to brush the dust off her husband's efforts as nova scotian arms. after a slew of self-released tapes and CDRs (on their co-run hooker vision label), "sun flange" finds evans in top form. washed-out guitar and synth dreams find themselves blanketed with fuzz creating an excellent tonal dichotomy. it's pretty with some ugly thrown in for good measure.
the beginning strains of heavy doom are just a tease. underneath all the sinister grime is something far more engaging, though. sprawling drones rise from the mire, every so often sending a shoot skyward in the form of strained bent guitar notes. evans works in different pieces of crystal bliss while he pushes his limits. toward the end of the final monster track, the repetition hits its peak adding an unexpected vaguely electronic element to close out the set. there's something quite special brewing out in georgia these days, don't kid yourself.
released 24 September 2010