Decoy "Vol. 1: Spirit"
Decoy weaves and in out; from the starts of this recording to the end, it’s an edgy affair. It’s improv, and it’s hard to tell what’s next – and that’s good. This is not predictable in the least, in part due to the group’s idiosyncratic instrumentation: pipe organ, bass and drums. But not the pipe organ you’d hear in church (though some of that trickles in) – this is a thick, distorted sound, complemented nicely by subtle drumming. At moments it sounds like flutter, and at other moments it sounds like burst, out of control, with the sounds unidentifiable. Overall, this is an enthusiastic exploration of the organ, using it in new ways, and the other instruments keep up just find, sometimes leading, sometimes blending in, always tight and together. 7/10 -- Shannon Smith (16 June, 2010)