Deep in the American southwest and far from the Seattle alt-rock gold rush, Scott Cortez creates a uniquely wordless, gothic reinterpretation of My Bloody Valentine’s otherworldly sound, coupled with an irritating penchant for Cocteau Twins’ nonsensical song titles
The lo-fi, rough-and-tumble atmosphere throughout the EP make it a pretty compelling listen.
“Bird Cries” originally made the rounds on file-sharing networks as “unreleased MBV demo”
Overall, a somewhat unmemorable record. The gloom gets tedious, even on a 4-track EP.
Mostly standard issue post-rock with My Bloody Valentine-style blasts of floating feedback and delay processed through Dirty-era Sonic Youth effects pedals.
While the album does lapse into repetition at times, it comes off more as a dedication to a singular creative vision rather than laziness
TF mixes reversed vocals (female and wispy, as per), swirling guitar loops and vaguely Eastern rhythms into their psych-shoegaze stew.
Candied melodies and gorgeous guitar tones coated with feedback make for a thoroughly entertaining 14 minutes.
On their full albums, the melodies seemed stifled by their unimaginative use of effects pedals; on this EP, they’ve allowed themselves more breathing room to explore.