"…some of thee most warped and idiosyncratic music we've ever heard…ESSENTIAL"
"A method of sounding mournful as well as motivating; these men got it locked down."
"Not many bands can swirl in so many out-there influences without sounding like mere imitators and that my friend is a seldom offered compliment. RECOMMENDED."
-Permanent Records Chicago
Net Shaker’s new LP I’m So Cold (Kill Shaman, 2013) sews a patchwork of cracked transmissions—broken signals from the city’s phantom twin. From the storm cloud skiffle keeping nervous time on opener Styx-- an air-raid siren song, blasted high above a dense canopy of psychedelic cement jungle—through the degraded Morricone and Lennon dregs clinging to a life raft beat on closer Car Is Over, Net Shaker move in the shadows between searchlights. The duo winds its way through the raided aisles of empty stores to deliver this uneasy pop reportage; sixteen tracks chart the group’s snaking movements through an ominous postindustrial outland. Gibson and Frydenborg lace the strangely faded colors of threadbare vocals and water-warped instrumentation into bass-blown patterns of mechanized rhythm, gathering tape scraps in reverberating tone banks, scanning the streets for signs of life.
released January 23, 2013
All songs by Ernest Gibson & Erik Frydenborg
Lyrics by Ernest Gibson
Recorded at Briseda's, Los Angeles 2012
Mastered by Daniel Haworth
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