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Vaniish, Memory Work (Metropolis Records)




Vaniish, Memory Work (Metropolis Records)
CD Reviews: June 26, 2014

06/26/14
By Eric Saeger news@hippopress.com



Vaniish, Memory Work (Metropolis Records)

If Veil Veil Vanish got hit in the head really hard, it’d be something very much like this San Fran quartet led by Kevin Tecon, who also fronted VVV, so that makes sense, being as how he disappeared for a while after his mom died in 2013. VVV were easy to dissect — a cross between early Cure, Echo and the Bunnymen and Joy Division, a little — but this isn’t so much, not with the odd and interesting glitch factor to some of it and the general wooziness: VVV was music to dance (glumly) to; this is music for walking into traffic. If there were more meat to it, I’d say it’s kind of Gary Numan-ish, but it’s stripped down, like a Bauhaus-ian idea of shoegaze, wobbling and disoriented.  I don’t see the immediate appeal, but Throbbing Lobster heads might feel some sort of kinship with it. B- — Eric W. Saeger





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