Thursday, June 5, 2014

CASSETTE REVIEW: Ectoplasm / Jaqkquil split (I had An Accident)

            If nothing else, Ectoplasm and Jaqkquil demonstrate how two seemingly similar genres can really be oh-so-different when orchestrated as such.

            On Side A, we have Ectoplasm, who has this drone sort of sense to an ambient mixture of space and Phil Collins drums.   In many ways, it is the instrumental version of a song from the 1980’s or early 1990’s (Again, think Phil Collins), only it is slowed down to this almost crawl of a pace.   There are some computer noises and it picks up a little bit, but for the most part this is the slower counterpart to something you might find on the Beverly Hills Cop soundtrack.

            On the flip side (In more ways than one), you have Jaqkquil who offers up something from the Beverly Hills Cop soundtrack in an instrumental sense, only it is seemingly sped up from what you would expect on there.    There are excerpts of vocals here and there, so it could be something closer to seapunk though not necessarily seapunk itself.  (Glo-fi? Chillwave?  You tell me) 

            If the loops weren’t so present on Jaqkquil’s side and not on Ectoplasm’s side I would almost begin to think that this was a single piece of music played at a slow tempo on Side A and a much faster tempo on Side B, but again, it only appears that way which in fact makes these two piece compliment each other that much better.  

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