Two Lone Swordsmen, From the Double Gone Chapel
Kamanda’s Reponse, for instance, is absolutely brutal with a head-bobbing beat made from what sounds like a shorted-out freight-elevator button, or at least something else that should be equally unenjoyable to listen to. But yet you can’t get enough of it. Play the buzzing thing again! That’s exactly what you’d say.
Or in Stack Up, where it sounds like a drill whirring away. No, it’s definitely not a real drill, but maybe this is another example of how Two Lone Swordsmen get experimentalism right. Instead of using the real environmental soundsas the earlier avant-gardists might have used a real drill to make the same sound heard hereTwo Lone Swordsmen identify how to make it sound the right way. That is, like a drillbut better, more musical.
But none of these sounds are plugged in extraneously. No, every pop, click, and whirry is a delicate element within the music. And the music From the Double Gone Chapel is at once real, provocative, appealing, and stunningly beautiful. An achievement for them, an essential listen for us.