Twinkranes - Spektrumtheatresnakes

The galloping rhythms of 'High Tekk Train Week' suggest Kraftwerk manning the footplate of a runaway engine, tearing down an Austrian mountainside. Blasts of fuzz guitar cut through the still Alpine air, a warning to anyone who might get in the way: 'Das Irish ist comink! Das Irish ist comink!'

For Twinkranes are from Dublin and they bring a certain wild-eyed experimentation to the buffet car. The jerky 'The Market of the Bizarre' has a mid-80s feel, like something The Cravats might've sneaked onto The Chart Show's Indie Top Ten - probably at number nine. 'Witch Hunt' returns to a steadier motorik beat so it comes as no surprise to learn the album was recorded at the studio belonging to Stereolab's drummer. 'The Charmer' is a nodder of the first order, the parping synths straight out of Tomorrow's World circa 1974 complete with Judith Hann in a bri-nylon sweater, twiddling knobs for the benefit of future generations of industrial chemists and weekend solder jockeys.

At only seven tracks, perhaps a tad slight to upset the natural order of things but curious enough to provoke interest. Faster! And more coal on the fire!



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