Evil Ones And Zeroes
Tonight, it seems, we are the evil ones. We build 'em up, see; start the fan club, stoke the fire...
It's true, instrumental firestorms like 'E Flat Sonic Boom' blaze as bright as they did last spring on Immense's first EP. And 'Antro-Lateral Approach' does sneak some delightful scratching and horror-score piano into the post-rock plot. Even 'Death To The Gremlins', Immense's thinly-veiled diss of their immediate superiors Mogwai, is a love letter penned on immaculately plucked strings. So all is not lost.
What's missing though, is the lust to genuinely leave Mogwai for dead. And the gear to do the job. Instead of a cocked weapon, Immense come armed with bursts of sub-Fridge jazz, sampled chat (the misnamed 'Football Chant'), and lengthy, unfocused prog noodles. There's no smoke here, just mirrors. An immensely disappointing
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