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THE WORK: See
Tim Hodgkinson's first major project after Henry Cow with Bill Gilonis, Mick Hobbs & Rick Wilson. See was the third and last record the band released before it broke up, and was continuing to evolve, becoming more subtle, complex and rounded than the earlier albums, though still packing a mighty punch. There's nothing polite about this record and no other group ever attempted to occupy this territory. See is extremely appropriately recorded and is constantly in your face with powerful rhythmic tension and a brilliant use of electronic detail. Melody is used as a subversive weapon in a spiky but coherent universe of sound. The layers stay apart but work together. It's a classic.L.