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a.m. - dragonfly (12inch vinyl lp)




$13.02

ARTIST // a.m.
LABEL // trensmat (ie)
CAT // tr041lp


  



From a distance, a dragonfly is a hypnotically beautiful and graceful creature but if one unexpectedly flew right into one's face, no doubt one would emit an unholy and undignified squeal. The listener's reaction to Dragonfly, the 2nd Trensmat long-player from NZ's primo human musical bubble machine Antony Milton, may well take a reverse path. From a distance there is terror and unholy squalling noise but, on closer inspection, there is beauty, grace, and, ok, some unholy squalling noise.

In opener Fake Union Of Uplifted Charlatans at least two whacked-out distorted solos trade licks (ably assisted upwards by distant spacey bleeps) while an elephantine and gloopy treated bassline trundles on, carrying its cosmic cargo with no little bemusement. The upbeat title track is built from the same stuff, though with a nervier, insectoid feel.

The following pair, Glassworld and Helioscope, bring you back to earth with a soft and successively woozy landing onto a fuzzy undergrowth of reverbed chords and throbs. But there is much to fear among the lush micro-greenery, as the predatory beasties of Eightoeight will attest - a hungry blind mass of globular bass larvae and mercilessly cutting high-end analogue pincers.

The incredible 13-minute closer True Believers blows what's left of the cobwebs off, both with an intensified blast of the preceding sonic firepower and a simultaneous warm mellow wave of goodness, given some structure by a scant muffled kick and a recurring snippet of soft descending keys before being eaten alive by a cacophonous industrial coda. The track's title has the suffix "(Live)" - though we do not know when, where, or for whom it was performed - but luckily we can all go back to that place and time via the modern wonder of the phonograph.

Hold on to your elongated abdomens for another thrilling bug-eyed flight of fancy around AM's audio garden!

The LP comes with digital copies of the tracks on the vinyl.

VERY limited edition coloured vinyl LP" in full colour card sleeve (+ 6 downloads).