The debut release from Detroit's Tamion 12 Inch immediately draws instant comparisons to labelmates Adult., which is something inevitable as both draw on similar influences. But after peeling away the similarities (catch analog synth lines, sparse drum programming), there's a wealth of differences that separates the two from one another. Whereas Adult.'s sound is extremely polished and clinical in approach, Tamion is raw and intensely abrasive -- almost as if they recorded and handed over the first takes as the finished project. And that's definitely not a bad thing, because it's an approach that captures a band that teeters on the edge of a nervous breakdown, and then gradually pulls itself back together. Discomforting, neurotic, and highly recommended for those looking for a quick fix of sonic nihilism.
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AllMusic Review by Rob Theakston