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The Tandem Series 3

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The third in the Tandem series from Boltfish Recordings begins in familar fashion. A distorted slab of analogue noise accompanied by a colourful melody which seems to have been dragged from the archives of a childrens' TV programme tells us one thing: that we have encountered another group who have possibly listened to Boards Of Canada. Nevertheless, in the case of Loveless' 'Leave Recorded' its performed beautifully with just the right amount of nostalgia to avoid pastiche. Proving they have more than one string to their bow, 'Monday' is more concerned with skittering beats. Bristol-based artist Hatchelt, however, begins in subtle but rather less arresting fashion with more Eno-influenced pieces. Yet, with 'Notsad', he produces the outstanding moment on this collection as a very sad indeed guitar part is accompanied by an equally melancholic and stately keyboard figure. It's a lovely, languorous moment. Overall, this is probably the least consistently great offering in the Tandem series so far but there's still much to admire from the two acts involved.
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01 Loveless - Luh
02 Loveless - I Am John's Memory
03 Loveless - Arms Of Cain
04 Loveless - Monday
05 Loveless - Leave Recorded
06 Hatchelt - Sound28a
07 Hatchelt - Faith
Standout Track Hatchelt - Notsad
09 Hatchelt - Do Whatever You Can

Standout Track = Standout Track

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