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Mosquitoes - Outlines / Infinity Fault 7"

Mosquitoes - Outlines / Infinity Fault 7"

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Tri-fold double-sided sleeve, edition of 300.

Like clockwork, the latest affirmations from Mosquitoes. Following up last years Reverse Drift / Reverse Change, this record continues the deconstruction of assumptions around the idea of a music group or "band" to descend further into rough shards of notes and ideas. Outlines opens with a loop of a distant subway car approximating time, layered with bass lines and fragments of voice, percussion, and guitar. Hushed words - invented or otherwise - scattered throughout. Infinity Fault carries itself through a spiraling loop with instruments lending themselves to the sensation: descending, descending, descending. Broken concepts blending into each other to create something else entirely that can loosely be described as music for adventurous listeners.

"Final transmission from radio Mosquitoes in the form of this two track 7" on Digital Regress, a bittersweet swansong all things considered. Listening to the free jazz meets Suicide psychic emissions of the A side, you can't help thinking there was a fair bit more to give before they knock it on the head. The 7" is a curious format for a band like Mosquitoes - like with jazz, too, actually - since it feels insufficient to contain the range and ambition. Or maybe it's just that i'm pining for more of what i can't have? That said, Mosquitoes do tend to make rather suggestive (rather than explicative) gestures. A lot and not very much seems to happen in their music, here the aesthetics of noise and minimalism locked in unwinnable battle. The short-form nature of these tracks references their earlier releases, by accident or design, which i suppose represents a circularity of sorts, completing their own distinct ellipse, which still looks pretty bloody inscrutable. And so, cheerio Mosquitoes, we hardly knew ye. I imagine that's the way you intended it to be all along." - World of Echo

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