The all knowing voice of the Internet intones that this album was; ?captured to tape by the band through the use of a handheld recording device lacking an erase head, the recordings allowed for an infinite amount of overdubs confined only by the fact that it was impossible to simultaneously monitor all of the previously recorded progress.? On hearing the results I would say that the sacrifice was more than rewarded.
This isn?t one of the more accessible Davenport recordings that I?ve heard, it resembles some ancient tar pit that will reward those digging deep and spending time with its silt covered sounds. There are layers of crackling analogue hiss, long forgotten chants n hollers, discarded bone instruments and perhaps a mummified bog man or two. Occasionally a song will emerge almost intact, squinting shyly in the bright sunlight as birds tweet, unaware that they?re trapped in a field recording.
Each new Davenport recording I hear provides me with something to chew on and ?Rabbits foot propeller? is no exception. There are layers on layers of sound to explore and get muddy with. This one?s a keeper, and a whole lot of fun to boot! 7/10 -- Rich Hopkins (27 June, 2006)