"Lost In Transit" CDR
RedBox Records / Wood
Genres: experimental, noise, ambient
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Mar 10 - 16 2003
also released on the wicked Wood Records of Dodge City, Kansas, Nitwit's
Lost In Transit is the new release by
experimental label Redbox Records. It's quite a mysterious,
interesting affair; Nitwit has an experimental style that
blends noisy ambiance with occasional tunefulness. The songs on
this record (except for a longer "intermission") are all
short tracks that never stay with one style.
You've got quiet ambient electronics like those on
"Astray" and "Something's Wrong" and then noisy,
explosive pieces like "Clutches" and "The Pongs".
Some tracks, like "Mutations" and "Something's
Wrong," have hints of tunefulness and melody, whereas other
tracks, like "Tuner" and "Cutaneous" avoid
anything of the sort. However, despite their differences, all
the tracks seem to go together perfectly; there isn't a bizarre
transition to be heard.
All around, Lost In Transit features a nice mixture of sound
and textures. If you're interested in some experimental DIY
stuff without the noise of Merzbow and Government Alpha's
work, the perhaps Nitwit is just what you're searchin' for.
Fun Fact: Aside from this album, Nitwit
also contributed a track to Wood Records' Phil Ochs tribute
album, Poison Ochs, recently. Poison Ochs is a
charitable album that also features such acts as Eugene Chadbourne,
Linda Draper, Jad Fair and Daniel Johnston, and Ernesto Diaz-Infante,
as well as many Wood Records acts like MWF and Lolwolf.
There's more here,
if you're interested.
10 songs, distributed by Red
Box and Wood, released 2002]