» JENKINS, ALAN, THE MELAMINE DIVISION PLATES: Novosibirsk (dbl CD)
JENKINS, ALAN, THE MELAMINE DIVISION PLATES: Novosibirsk (dbl CD)
Those whove been eagerly awaiting Alan's next will know (more or less) what to expect: this time its ostensibly theatre music in its elements loosely orbiting Telstar, often across parallel universes - whose improbability is admirably described in the scarily detailed sleeve-notes [you could buy it just for the sleeve-notes]. According to Simon Trawling Novosibirsk confirms the Plates as the Diagalevs of Experimental Surf Music as they skid between classic guitar instrumental tropes and .. well other stuff, some of it quite hard to describe (although still produced by bass, drums, organ/ mellotron and two guitars. Semantically complex and filled with devious musical ideas, historical savvy, fine playing and surreal incompatibilities, Novosibirsk is another useful addition to the fugitive ESM archive.