The duo of Andrya Ambro and Sarah Register offer the world their first full length. We are better on this planet for this chunk of dark rhythmic rock. From the opener of “Hot Song” there was a flurry of spots of influence that I thought I could pick up on, but felt I shouldn’t mention because that would take away from the release. I am not opposed to this practice at all, but I want to be able to provide as pure a take on the synthesis of sounds that the group presents.
From the duo vocals, one more singsong, the other a rough spoken bit to the tribal junkyard percussion, this is cherry picked no wave influences and really given a treatment. This is not Wire by numbers, but instead a collection of ideas that are reworked and thought out where so few are actually willing to do the work. The drive of the tempo is filled with enough propulsion to keep your head bobbing, but not overwhelming so they can slide their bits of noise in there to provide a unique take. You only get to catch your breath really with their cover of Roxy Music’s “In Every Dream Home a Heartache”, but by then you’re left breathless with the sultry vocal delivery.
There is enough dissonance to make even the sickest individuals grab their sweaty palms to, but not too much that it will exist only in basements of stoners. Highly recommended. 8/10 -- Andrew Murdock Livingston (11 November, 2009)