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WEAVE
November 9, 2009, 2:11 am
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WEAVE
WEAVE
PACIFIC RECORDS

So nostalgic are L.A-based femme-duo Weave for the Babylonian-punk aesthetic pioneered by The Slits they even exhale their dour vocals in English accents. More reminiscent, however, of (hip hop sample-victims) E.S.G, the bass and tribal rhythms are seldom reinforced, dabbed at by either Ska-like, chicken-scratch guitar, dispassionate vocal non-sequiturs or the occasional World Music nik-nak. The tracks are so perversely uncluttered that the music is drained of the thrust and euphoria usually granted by the African connection, leaving a sense of tension, suppressed emotion and disconnection, which may or may not be the intention. Unfortunately too often slight and tight becomes underdeveloped and shallow, the end-result being a tetchy but staid sort of mannequin-funk, starved of fun and best left for the hipster set.

4/10

DOWNLOAD: ‘LAVEAU’, ‘WEAVE SAY LEAVE‘, ‘LITTLE LIAR’
FOR FANS OFF: E.S.G, THE SLITS, THE RAINCOATS

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