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FREQUENCY: S/T CD (Thrill Jockey) - Frequency is a new quartet composed of veterans of the Chicago scene. Despite repeated spins this release just didn’t click for me - the more uptempo tracks never really got aggro enough to thrill and the more contemplative tracks were simply too meandering to satisfy.
GHQ: Heavy Elements CD (Three Lobed) - Although I added a release from GHQ earlier this year, their latest batch of drones failed to make the grade. At the risk of sounding superficial, it may simply be the case that a borderline release of mediocre drones that comes on CDR in a cheap paper slip case gets consigned to the Amoeba trade pile, whereas fat vinyl releases in deluxe gimmix packaging (that will become collectables in the future!) get added to my library.
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