"Perfect Interior" CD
Genres: ambient lo-fi, drone rock, shoegazer
PO Box 0664
Allen Park MI
Mar 29 - Apr 4 2004
Asaurus Records has fascinated me for a very long time. Their
fiercely DIY style, their unwavering dedication to unusual pop and
experimental music, and their unique ability to sniff out some of the
most interesting and enjoyable bands from seemingly nowhere are all
major turn-ons (so to speak). The Goslings are an act I've
never heard before, but judging from this Perfect Interior
album they fall somewhere in between indie pop and experimental drone.
melodies on this album are pretty negligible. While there are
notes, both played and vocal, you'd be hard-pressed to sing back these
"tunes." The Goslings basically lay down
heavy feedback drone, and then sing ethereally (and very slowly) over
the spacey background. Occasional guitar strumming can be heard
("Herons"), but that isn't the highest priority. The
results are eerie and dark, and will likely only appeal to a limited
few. You could draw comparisons to shoegazer and dream pop, but
for the most part these songs are far too abstract to be considered in
the same realm as those genres.
"Landing," Perfect Interior's cataclysmic opening
track, is very indicative of The Goslings' style. You
get, loud, intergalactic guitar feedback laid under Galas-esque
vocal warbling. It's a very creepy piece, especially so when it all cuts out for
a slowed down, evil guitar-strumming interlude of sorts.
This is outsider pop for true outsiders. Try Perfect
Interior if you're feeling particularly limber (it's only three
dollars) - but be prepared for something distinctly unusual.
[Vitals: 5 tracks, distributed by the
label, released 2003]