[2008 self released]
Numinous eye is a guitar-drums duo recording in San Francisco. They have released a couple more things than these presented here via little mafia records and archive records but this is their more recent self-released production.
Time’s stolen thoughts cdr includes 3 improvised tracks that are mostly I guess based on Mason Jones’ guitar. They are slow evolving bringing to mind low-tempo space rock and Sub-arachnoid space in their more quiet. Mason uses his guitar in a straightforward manner, always accurate which makes everything sound easier than it is. Using a variety of effects he accomplishes to draw attention to his style filling almost all gaps without being noisy without a reason.
It’s coming down cdr comes in a beautiful heavy white carton folded package with handmade prints on it. Things here are different than time’s stolen thoughts. There are 6 tracks much shorter in duration except for “silhouettes and the light that shines on secrets” which also is the less interesting track on the album. The other five tracks succeed in calibrating each contribution and get closer to what you might expect from a band to do, cooperate. The first track “a moment of reflection” has a beautiful off-beat quality bringing to mind the Chicago scene, while the second track “dreams of a continental shelf” leaves me with a distant bluesy flavor. In “sometimes this neighborhood gets me down” and “silhouettes and the light that blinds” Mike Shoun’s drums come to forth efficiently Doric bringing Mason’s abstract guitar into context by contrasting it. The last track “I wish they’d stop smiling like that” is the best track on this cd. The post-rockish structure with the silent and loud parts along improvisation bring to mind San Agustin.
If I had to choose I would definitely go for it’s coming down. [Fervent]
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