Bulbs – Swinsons
Pete Swanson (he of Yellow Swans/Jerk) has started aÂ new label, Freedom To Spend (?!?!) and has just dropped his first CD by the Cali/Texas duo of Bulbs. If i’m not mistaken, this is the first outing by theÂ two (William Sabiston – post Axolotl & Jon Almaraz) and wow, is it weird. William’s sound is somewhere in the realm of rhythmic robotic sex and/or drum machines slowly dying in the night. In other words, he takes on theÂ veneer of programed beats, butÂ kneads his whole kit (electronicÂ / acoustic) into a pointalistic hailstorm that avoids any reference to dance music. John’s guitar work is caustic enuff to peel paint, with huge swashes ofÂ pedal board crust and high frequency stabs.Â The funny thing is,Â he stillÂ maintains a sound that isÂ just downright pretty. I know that doesn’t really make a lot of sense..but like I said: This disc is WEIRD. Really nice for when your feeling a little anxious. Pick it up direct from the label, or over at mimaroglumu.