TEITL – BROCKEN SPECTRE
ARTIST – ANNALOGUE
FFORMAT – FEINYL 12″
Annalogue remarks that Brocken Spectre was made “for the sheer joy of picking up any instrument, pressing record on anything that records and seeing what happened.”
It’s safe to say that nothing in the universe of normal pop compares to the natural song writing style of Ann’s work and the embroidered multi-layered yet simple arrangements that she weaves around her poetic songs.
From the super tough guitar playing on ‘Apron!’ to ‘Corn Curl’s sad, slow flickering tick tock of two rocks being gently tapped to the accompanying Biro that clicks away quietly to itself. The mostly drum-less yet complex music on the album belies the primitive recording technology used to capture these sometimes otherworldly sounding emanations. The album has a hermetically sealed feel that defies easy categorization and fixing it as a work from 2009 yields no easy answers to it’s mysterious qualities which perfectly fit the warm reproductive sound of it’s vinyl only existence. You can experience the almost pop music of ‘Tony Wilson’ alongside the strange shuffle of ‘Eve’s Drop’ as well as sampling the comforting blanket of sound that is ‘Know Your Vessels’ and ‘Cappo Incognito’.