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Drip Water Hollow Out Stone

by Mosquitoes

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    "Highest Possible Recommendation!" - Low Company Records

    "...Mosquitoes strip away certainty, melody and rhythm, clank by groan by howl. Harsh, provocative stuff." - Jennifer Kelly, Dusted Magazine

    "...bears comparison with the early, druggy ravings of Faust and Royal Trux, the infinite navelgaze of certain Shadow Ring moments and the formless freakery of someone like Heavy Winged. Get this – and quicksharp, too.." - Noel Gardner , Quietus

    "..it rewards that investment of time and attention with a listening experience you won’t get anywhere else..." - Sorry State

    "Probably the freshest and coolest no-wave-derived music I’ve heard in a while!" - YellowGreenRed

    "Barely reviewable in the context of Maximum Rock 'n Roll, but so damn good it had to go in." - MR , MRR

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Drip 05:57
Water 02:49
Hollow 03:16
Out 06:06
Stone 05:37


Murk and mystery are the keys to Mosquitoes’ unique ability to suck the listener into a wormhole that pulses with menace. Little is known about this new-ish UK unit, but all signs point to an intriguing future. The proof resides within the grooves of Drip Water Hollow Out Stone, Mosquitoes’ 5-song 12” EP on New York City’s fearless Ever/Never Records. Yes, the record’s title functions as a concise explanation of a timeless natural process -- but it also reveals the name of each track, small gestures that gradually erode the listener’s sense of physical bearing. The murk radiates and pervades.
“Drip” tosses you into the deep end and taunts you to try to swim. Strangled vocal cries and seemingly random guitar/drum patterns suggest the disorienting tactics of avant-rock legends US Maple. There is a disturbing logic afoot, even as the sounds seem to disappear into a maelstrom of their own making. “Water” quite literally buzzes with a malevolent grace as rhythms click and sounds reverberate like deep-sea sonar. “Hollow” channels the throbbing and whirring anxiety of latter-day Sightings, an all-too-rarely seen influence on contemporary noisemakers. It’s a testament to Mosquitoes’ peculiar aesthetics that they can hold their own in such rarefied company.
On the flip, Mosquitoes’ put their heads down and burrow deep into into the listener’s skin. “Out” is an amorphous mass of distended sonics featuring short-circuiting guitars, unpredictable sound-swells and stuttering vocals attempting to communicate in an unspoken language. A
perfect place-setting then, for the molten eruption of the final track, a fitting cap”Stone” on a mesmerizing outing from Mosquitoes, courtesy of Ever/Never Records.


released July 13, 2018


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