Amplifier Machine
Her Mouth is an Outlaw

[12K, www.12K.com]

Over the last year or so, 12K imprint has firmly moved away from its original stance on microtonal music, and boldly rushed into music that involves melodies, straightforward beats and lush atmospherics. Latest signing, Australian trio Amplifier Machine follows on in this thread. Featuring Seth Rees on drums, violin, piano and guitar, James Dixon on guitar, Korg and piano and Alex Jarvis on drums and guitar, the music these three focus on tends to be of the quiet, slumbering variety. That's not to say there's no excitement contained on this album, it's just that the nuances of instruments gelling together in common soup are intensely difficult to pick out. When you do hear the precision in the details - as the climax builds up on "Poor People in Church" with its fluttering guitars - you get glimpses of wonder. Climaxes are build up from scratch, then destroyed, only to be reborn again, while on other numbers, such as the album's closing number "Memories of the Feeble-Minded", one takes part in atmospherics that are unnaturally calm and overtly still at their core. "Her Mouth is an Outlaw" are not just great post-apocalyptic sounds, this is music that inspires gasps of awe.

- Tom Sekowski


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