People Skills – Gunshots at Crestridge
People Skills – Gunshots at Crestridge

People Skills – Gunshots at Crestridge

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Label: Blackest Ever Black – BLACKEST055
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: UK & US
Released: 2 Dec 2016
Genre: Rock, Non-Music
Style: Avantgarde, Ethereal, Experimental, Lo-Fi, Post-Punk, Industrial

Graciously welcoming the second full-length lp from Philadelphia’s Jesse Dewlow, recording under the moniker People Skills. The follow-up to 2014’s Siltbreeze set Tricephalic Head. Ten sunken songs, derisively adorned with rhythm and rudimentary dub effects. Bedroom elegies for the lost and irretrievable, last-ditch spells for transformation and renewal. Thurston Moore and Byron Coley likened the previous record to “South Island NZ pop played inside of an armored car”, and that description holds here: underneath the hoods of these wracked and weather-beaten recordings are melodies of disarming beauty and optimism, bordering on the (wilfully) mawkish, bubblegum ground underfoot. Each piece as time-stopping and evocative as an old photograph of someone who used to mean something. Whether speaking through stately keyboard pastorals (‘Mint Julep’), rat-arsed rock ‘n roll slur (‘89¢ Public Render’) or sulphurous aggro-electronics (the two-part title track),Gunshots At Crestridge exposes, then seeks to redeem, all our tiny acts of self-sabotage, all our sins against time. When to stay, when to never got it right, not once. (mint / new)

A1 Obstinate Truss 4:02
A2 Gunshots At Crestridge 1:30
A3 In The Mulch And Trimming 3:37
A4 A Chain Undressed 2:57
A5 Mint Julep 8:33
B1 Town Of Diana 5:57
B2 Gunshots At Crestridge II 1:04
B3 89¢ Public Render 4:20
B4 Dust In The Old House 3:26
B5 The Clock Player 9:32