macedonia on 09/12/2009 at 03:18PM
My first experience with the Clinical Archives netlabel has been through the group Yoko Absorbing, a duo of multi-instrumentalists. Their Vinyl album is an intriguing collection of songs that explore the push and pull between electronic and acoustic sounds, loops and live instrumentation. Their more abrasive side is on display with tunes like "Hoffnung" and "To Be More Specific," almost industrial in discipline. "Vinyl Blues Part 1" lies in stark contrast, sounding like a live house band steeped in disco and funk that occasionally gets in touch with their inner Sonic Youth and feels the need to throw some feedback into the mix.
Admittedly, it's the latter that has held me captive all week long...to the point of where I found myself dancing around my kitchen. And while my first impulse is to offer up all seven minutes of Part 1, "Vinyl Blues Part 2" makes for an even better teaser: funky, loopy, and just long enough to make you curious...