Here we’ve got a 7″ featuring two new WET HAIR jams from this odd Iowa City duo. Not Not Fun describes this as “A nice warm-up for their upcoming De Stijl full-length and U.S. summer tour with Rene Hell,” so let’s get to it.
This is a wild 7″, coming off with huge kaleidoscopic qualities. The airy, circus-esque synths of “Radiant Lines” guide you through the mind-bending landscape with plenty of repetition, filled out with splashy drumming and mangled textures. The vocals are screened by a dense layer of fog until about half way through when things begin to shift outward. At this point the song trails off into obscurity, almost like the come-down from a ridiculously enlightening psychedelic and spiritual journey through the cosmos.
B-side “Decay” turns the intensity knob down a bit for a much more free-flowing and breezy jam. Upon listening “Decay” seems to be the perfect name for a track like this, because you can almost feel it picking away at you as everything slowly unfolds into a glistening and organized psychedelic wonder. Kaleidoscopic soloing again comes in towards the end acting as your guidance to the end of the single, almost like it’s trying to hold a conversation, which by that point you should only be irking to spin it again. If anything comes to mind at the end, it’s that this hold a mountain of promise for the duo’s upcoming full-length, so keep an eye out.
Radiant Lines –
My Rating: 7.3/10
Genre/ Tags: Experimental, Psychedelic, Electronic
Radiant Lines 7″: Tracklist:
1.) Radiant Lines
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