Disappears – Guider
Illinois outfit Disappears crack straight into ‘Guider’ with ‘Superstition’ that works as a overall blueprint for the album. Hazy guitars maxed out on reverb that flow from left to right and all the places inbetween. Incomprehensible yapping vocals that weave through the music instead of sitting on top of it all. Basslines that attempt to give the song some form of hook and drums that crash and pulse throughout. Disappears have managed the remarkable feat of sounding ethereal and huge, while at the same time flowing this sound through the inside of a cardboard box. It’s almost as if they know they have something very good and they want you to have a listen, but Disappears never fully let you appreciate the music.
With that said what Disappears do offer is still awfully good fun. Thirty minutes of Sonic Youth fuzzily fused psychedelia that does not offer much in the way of chord changes, but never uses repetition to the point of overkill.
What is most interesting about the album though is the last track ‘Revisiting’. You may wonder if Disappears keep things short and sweet for the most part just out of fear that the listener will become bored halfway through, but ‘Revisiting’ is at the complete opposite end of the spectrum, not offering one blasted chord change throughout its entirety it does become tiresome towards the end of its fifteen minute duration. But there is potential to expand (musically that is) on some of the ideas on ‘Revisiting’ and potentially on the next album. Certainly worth checking out.
Top tracks: ‘Halo’, ‘New Fast’.
Released January 17 on Kranky
Echo Rating (((●●●)))
Posted by Mark R on January 28, 2011
Tags: Disappears, Guider, Kranky, Mark Robinson