While Xiu Xiu continue on their wild ride with smaller and bigger records
and other weird stuff (like the latest collection of remixes) and while
Larsen are busy as well (see the latest release of Musm II), here's the
second part of the weird collaboration between the italian band and Jamie
Stewart and Caralee Mc Elroy.
Even this time everything works perfectly. Even if "works" doesn't
really explain all the hidden emotions buried here. As the authors explains
in the notes, there's less romanticism and more terrorism here as the
Besides historical references, we find Jamie closer than ever to the whispered
screams of Mark Hollis.
But the music is different, nothing to do with Talk Talk, even if some
post rock shadows rise here and there in the whole record.
And also some really weird moments, like the waves and movements of the
Spicchiology sources (a bonus cd that comes with the first 1000 copies
of the record).
Not to mention the powerful crescendo of King of koalas or the cold and
still glitch of Last in the society.
Suggested to people with guts, sensitive souls and larger sizes.
Rossano Lo Mele
Rumore # 186/187, July/August 2007