Sunday, March 22, 2009

Grimble Grumble - Senseless

(Audio Information Phenomena, 1999)

Two dark, atmospheric tracks that maintain the Floydian creepiness of the first single while tilting more towards the then-ongoing Burnt Hair /
Mind Expansion school of slow, stoned prettiness. The female vocals on both songs invite the obvious Windy & Carl comparison (and that band in fact gets a prominent hat-tip in the liners of the first Grimble Grumble album), but thanks to elements like the rising tide of feedback in “Senseless,” or the very Slowdive-esque drone of “Left Out,” there’s a meatiness here that’s not often present in the drift-away quietude of most Windy & Carl records. Worth a listen.

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