"I Must Be Right" lathe-cut 7"
Genres: lo-fi, hometaper
94 Main Street
July 25 - 31 2005
What a treat! Timo runs hometaper label Kaw Tapes, and
this lathe-cut seven-incher is number sixty-five in his rather
prolific discography. Though this is definitely a brief glimpse
of the man whose name spells "omit" backwards, it does make
for some tasty lo-fi intrigue. Side A houses the title-track, a
vicious little Dead Kennedys-esque tune (I realize I'm not the
first reviewer to say that.) Side B's "Welcome To
Hell" shares this sensibility, but it's a bit rougher, with
grating guitars and brutally scratchy vocals. The recording
standards are understandably low, but this only really adds to the
effect. "Red Planet" is the record's slow,
warped-sounding acoustic folk track - it has a really neat,
downtrodden sound that I quite like. Overall, this is a really
neat DIY biscuit courtesy of Timo; fans of the hometaper scene
(Ken Clinger, Don Campau, MJB) need to take
notice - though I'm sure they already have.
By the way, folks - this is limited to one hundred copies, and I've
got number seventy-two... so act fast if you're interested!
3 tracks, clear vinyl, distributed by the
label, released 2004]