?In My Father?s House...? is a compilation of artists having a go at the many and varied works of composer Liles. As expected, the results are mixed, but even the ?failures? shed some light on where and how thw work of Liles has seeped into the work of other composers.
From the creepy industrial hum of Colin Potter?s take on ?all Doors Open? to the noir-ish amaibility of Aaron Moore?s version of ?Auto Manipulator?, it is clear that Liles? soundscapes provide a multitude of ideas. For me the highlights are Band of Pain?s pulsing, brutal goth mix of ?Apathy in the UK? and the haunting and truly skin-crawling version of ?Something to do with Hans Bellmer in a Pub at Last Orders using 15th Century Rural Magic? by Bass Communion.
Here, as on Ruse?s ?The Ether Reel Rendered?, Liles open and challenging lines allow the artist to incorporate them into their own sound, providing enrichment and also a new way of expressing their own work. In that context, the most disappointing readings here are by the most famous. The Hafler Trio and Nurse With Wound sound as if they mailed in their contributions, and offering little more than rehashed ideas from old work. Which misses the point of this great set, where the freedom of Liles? music is evident in the freedom it affords these artists to play both with it and with their own sound. 8/10 -- Mike Wood (16 October, 2006)