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Twine, Phase 4, Data Thieves & DRN Monday 9th Feb 04


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Interesting Music Promotions are again delighted to announce another evening of the very best in experimental music............

Monday 9th Feb 03

Dr Drakes Doors 8pm

Fee 5

Twine & VJ Phase4

Data Thieves

DRN

Phase 4's visuals will play a stunning & integral part of Twine's set

www.twinesound.com

go to this link & checkout their very excellent PITCHFORK review & what the press say about their past releases & live shows

this is how themilkfactory reviewed their last release

Twine have constantly refined their sound since the release of their first album, Reference, four years ago, redefining the boundaries within which their music evolves and uncovering new grounds with each album. Greg Malcolm and Chad Mossholder met at high school in the late eighties, and after learning the ropes in a variety of rock bands during the nineties, eventually formed Twine. Now based far apart from each other, Malcolm in Baltimore, Maryland, and Mossholder in Boulder, Colorado, the pair have learnt to adapt and allowed Twine to evolve in a totally unique way, each member performing live independently as well as together under the Twine banner. Their last two records, Circulation, released on Swedish label Komplott, and Recorder, released on Bip-Hop, showed a progressive move toward extreme sonic abstraction, yet using traditional instruments to expand their glitch-ridden soundscapes.

With this fifth album released in as many years, Twine transcend more than ever the electronic nature of their music, basing the almost entirety of these nine tracks (ten on the LP) on guitars and pianos, creating elegant moody structures on which vocals components get trapped, looped and deconstructed to become simple components of the compositions. The electronic backbone is kept working in the background, bringing discreet textures to each track while at times, seismic percussions smash the ethereal ambience to introduce a mechanical element. A stark contrast from the austere abstraction of their previous album, Twine appears incredibly organic and pure, evoking the sonic affluence of My Bloody Valentine, the contrasted terrains of Seefeel and the dark meanderings of Aphex Twins Selected Ambient Works Vol. 2, with haunting touches of Dead Can Dance layered over luscious soundscapes. Scattered all throughout this album, the voices of Shelly Gracon and Alison Scola, in turn drones, mesmerising songs or lacerated conversations, develop as integrant part of the music, becoming simple sound sources. After a short intro in the shape of G_R_V, built around excerpts of conversations, Plectrum sets the tone, with a strummed guitar guiding intriguing vocals through the murky ambience created by Malcolm and Mossholder. The appropriately entitled Piano is reminiscent of the collaboration between the Cocteau Twins and Harold Budd on The Moon & The Melodies. Yet, here, the naked piano melody is draped in swathes of distortions, emphasising on the atmospheric nature of the composition as the track evolves almost imperceptibly. Whereas on Pendant and the LP-only Sbrent, Twine offer a collection of slightly more conventional ambient soundscapes, they build, with the epic Kalea Morning, a particularly haunting piece of music, mixing oriental and occidental singing over layers of processed guitars and syncopated beats, adding discreet glitches all the way through. As the composition slowly develops, it reveals more and more beautiful luminescent sonic touches swirling around an ethereal melodic cloud. The spooky Asa Nisi Masa is by far the most intriguing moment on offer here, as the pair assemble processed reversed vocals over a hypnotic.

If the use of processed vocals, guitars and pianos is not entirely new, the sonic landscapes exposed on this album are incredibly dense and denote the unusual approach to sonic structures adopted by Twine over the last few years. By far one of the most fascinating record released this year, Twine transcends genres like no one else.

4.9/5

(milkfactory uk voted it their no2 favourite release of the year.

And i didn't mention the Coldcut connection once..........

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Originally posted by chilli:

Interesting Music Promotions are again delighted to announce another evening of the very best in experimental music............

Monday 9th Feb 03

Dr Drakes Doors 8pm

Fee 5

Twine & VJ Phase4

Data Thieves

DRN

Phase 4's visuals will play a stunning & integral part of Twine's set

www.twinesound.com

go to this link & checkout their very excellent PITCHFORK review & what the press say about their past releases & live shows

this is how themilkfactory reviewed their last release

Twine have constantly refined their sound since the release of their first album, Reference, four years ago, redefining the boundaries within which their music evolves and uncovering new grounds with each album. Greg Malcolm and Chad Mossholder met at high school in the late eighties, and after learning the ropes in a variety of rock bands during the nineties, eventually formed Twine. Now based far apart from each other, Malcolm in Baltimore, Maryland, and Mossholder in Boulder, Colorado, the pair have learnt to adapt and allowed Twine to evolve in a totally unique way, each member performing live independently as well as together under the Twine banner. Their last two records, Circulation, released on Swedish label Komplott, and Recorder, released on Bip-Hop, showed a progressive move toward extreme sonic abstraction, yet using traditional instruments to expand their glitch-ridden soundscapes.

With this fifth album released in as many years, Twine transcend more than ever the electronic nature of their music, basing the almost entirety of these nine tracks (ten on the LP) on guitars and pianos, creating elegant moody structures on which vocals components get trapped, looped and deconstructed to become simple components of the compositions. The electronic backbone is kept working in the background, bringing discreet textures to each track while at times, seismic percussions smash the ethereal ambience to introduce a mechanical element. A stark contrast from the austere abstraction of their previous album, Twine appears incredibly organic and pure, evoking the sonic affluence of My Bloody Valentine, the contrasted terrains of Seefeel and the dark meanderings of Aphex Twins Selected Ambient Works Vol. 2, with haunting touches of Dead Can Dance layered over luscious soundscapes. Scattered all throughout this album, the voices of Shelly Gracon and Alison Scola, in turn drones, mesmerising songs or lacerated conversations, develop as integrant part of the music, becoming simple sound sources. After a short intro in the shape of G_R_V, built around excerpts of conversations, Plectrum sets the tone, with a strummed guitar guiding intriguing vocals through the murky ambience created by Malcolm and Mossholder. The appropriately entitled Piano is reminiscent of the collaboration between the Cocteau Twins and Harold Budd on The Moon & The Melodies. Yet, here, the naked piano melody is draped in swathes of distortions, emphasising on the atmospheric nature of the composition as the track evolves almost imperceptibly. Whereas on Pendant and the LP-only Sbrent, Twine offer a collection of slightly more conventional ambient soundscapes, they build, with the epic Kalea Morning, a particularly haunting piece of music, mixing oriental and occidental singing over layers of processed guitars and syncopated beats, adding discreet glitches all the way through. As the composition slowly develops, it reveals more and more beautiful luminescent sonic touches swirling around an ethereal melodic cloud. The spooky Asa Nisi Masa is by far the most intriguing moment on offer here, as the pair assemble processed reversed vocals over a hypnotic.

If the use of processed vocals, guitars and pianos is not entirely new, the sonic landscapes exposed on this album are incredibly dense and denote the unusual approach to sonic structures adopted by Twine over the last few years. By far one of the most fascinating record released this year, Twine transcends genres like no one else.

4.9/5

(milkfactory uk voted it their no2 favourite release of the year.

And i didn't mention the Coldcut connection once..........

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