Wire Magazine Review

Tar File Junction

The follow-up to Yellotone's Out of print Geen Mayo EP begins with an anonymous fragment of conversation from a radio phone-in. A violent forensic incident is being discussed, but the details remain obscure. This is about all the preparation you get for the brilliant that is to come: 11 tightly structured songs without words that combine brutally personal insights with a tenderly dispassionate sense of order.

Every cut, every sample and spark has something to reveal here. Each fractured time signature and slurred effect builds towards something that is both immediately accessible yet inalienably unique. Technology, after all, can take you so far. The rest is up to you.

Reviewed by Ken Hollings.