The contribution of Gunshop's Jason Soliday to Shameless' first series of private releases/public download EPs is a 20-minute slab of minimal electronics. A low tone, the fill of a few switches, and digital glitches account for the first half of the piece. In these first ten minutes the artist builds up tension slowly and literally: listeners get the impression that electrical power rises, the ensuing magnetic field applying pressure on their skulls. There is a breaking point around the 12-minute mark; after the accumulated energy scatters about in the form of processed electronics, high-pitched sine waves appear, twitching from one stereo channel to the other. Things begin to change again two minutes before the end, leading to another crescendo whose promises of "action" die abruptly. Interesting in terms of dynamics, the piece lacks the depth that would reward repeated listens. It still makes a nice contribution, very different from the aural assaults of Gunshop.
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AllMusic Review by François Couture