Enablers / Output Negative Space
Album: Output Negative Space   Collection:General
Artist:Enablers   Added:Jul 2006
Label:Neurot Recordings  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2006-07-30 Pull Date: 2006-10-01
Week Ending: Oct 1 Sep 24 Sep 17 Sep 10 Sep 3 Aug 13 Aug 6
Airplays: 1 1 2 1 3 4 3

Recent Airplay
1. Feb 05, 2010: A2Z
4. Jun 08, 2008: Emergency Loxodromica
2. Jun 17, 2008: Zikr
5. Jan 22, 2007: Speak Me How to Teach
Output Negative Space
3. Jun 15, 2008: Loxodromica
Output Negative Space
6. Sep 27, 2006: At Your Local Dive

Album Review
Your Imaginary Friend
Reviewed 2006-07-31
Spoken word poetry over mathy dissonant ultra crunchy guitar duels. Like a post-rock Dirty Three/Sonic Youth backing up a Nick Cave book reading. Local band made of illuminati who at various times were part of Swans, Timco, Broken Horse, Tarnation, Toiling Midgets, etc etc. All songs “angular”, guitar tapestries of dissonance, complex tunings, seldom an entire measure of straight 4/4 beats to be found (but doesn’t come across like “math-rock”, just for sake of odd time signatures). Quality recording really captures the heat of Kevin Thompson and Joe Goldring’s guitar amp tubes (no bass), often chiming reminiscent of Branca/Sonic Youth harmonics. All songs are very similar, mostly evolving from a ¾ waltzy arpeggio, complex tuning. No point in a track by track, instead just highlights below (pick any, except 6):

2) a bit darker, more spacious, builds
4) some nice searing lead-work, feedback love
5) really pretty tunings/arpeggios
6) FCCs
7) Sonic Youthy chordal melodies

Track Listing
1. Five O'clock, Sundays   5. Output Negative Space
2. Up   6. For Jack: A Philippic
3. On Monk   7. Sudden Inspection
4. Mediterranean   8. 1939
  9. Ghosting