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I AM NOTHING
:: Red Painted Red ::
29 February 2012 / White Label / 9 Trk CDR
By Jon Ashley

Featuring former MANTRA members Yvonne Neve and Simon Carroll, Red Painted Red seem to have made a natural progression into accessible electronic experimentation. Mantra thoroughly baffled and perplexed our Co-Editor way back in 2004, so much so that he had to rate each track individually, but this new project is beautifully rendered, from the hand assembled, hand created packaging and artwork to the mixture of digitally arranged and live instruments. ‘Days to Die From Paracetamol’ is a clambering soundtrack, cut apart with sampled field recordings and the starkly pretty vocals. ‘I Can’t See’ sounds remarkably like The Creatures / Siouxsie’s material of late; prowling, melodic, angular and interesting. Other tracks are cinematic, expansive, emotional ; the ideas pour out of the arrangements as the sharp edges of technology cut into the physical delivery of a human voice. ‘ I Am Nothing’ is both a concept album and working evidence of Red Painted Red’s sense of adventure and attention to detail – at times it hints at the strange, but evokes a tuneful attraction that’s hard to ignore.


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