US - Texas - Luna Kafé - Full Moon 23 - 09/06/98
What the world don't need now is another Windsor For The Derby
whippersnapping rip-off, but it sure did need some documentation of
(former) local renaissance man/pop art painter/pretty indie git plinger
Bart Exposito (immortalized on Windsor's Metropolitan EP, and who repaid
them for sevices rendered on the second selection, "derby"), and if you and
I have to take it in this 25 minute encapsulated dose from earlier in the
summer, I guess we don't have much of a choice, not that you need one.
This is perhaps the final incarnation of the phenomenon known around the
scene as "Bart's Band", which like the plethora of past groups, would have
all their months of practicing culminate in some one-off show at some bar,
and then would follow an immediate disintegration and hibernation for a few
more moon cycles.
So what exactly do we get here? Post-post-rock, with polite drumming and
keyboarding backing up shimmering and at times nearing but not quite
attaining jarring twin-guitar dialogues (need any more -ings?). The
changes draw away from the pastoral chiming of each song's prologue, and I
almost wished that the songs would float rather than attempt to swim. But
then again, my roommate denounced this as sounding like Shellac, so who
knows what the fuck to make of it all.
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