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Old reviews that are no longer available online, or from sites that no longer exist. The pen is dead, long live the camera.

Monday, November 09, 2009

Pit Er Pat

Ever wondered what a supergroup comprising members of Blonde Redhead and 90 Day Men would sound like?

No? Neither had I before now but you could hazard a guess that this is something that has occupied the minds of Pit Er Pat recently. Should such collaboration ever take place, there’s a fair chance that it would sound quite a lot like ‘Shakey’.

Off-kilter keyboards mix in with rapid-fire drumming, arrhythmic time changes and disembodied male and female vocals, with Fay Davis-Jeffers only a Japanese accent away from sounding just like Blonde Redhead’s Kazu Makino. However, the tone of much of ‘Shakey’ shuns the often frantic, high-tension sound of Blonde Redhead for a more laidback, slightly uneasy listening approach as voices and instruments entwine around each other to create an album driven by hypnotic drones and otherworldly sounds.

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