The Skeptics

If I Will I Can

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On their late recordings, this New Zealand post-industrial unit created a sensual world of electronically-enhanced rock that flirted with dub techniques and sampling, and melded a distinctive sound derived as much from the avant-explorations of P.I.L as their own distillations of their unique sound. This EP has the Swans' balance of aggression and delicacy that made their final outing, Amalgam, a masterpiece, yet is more uplifting and recalls My Bloody Valentine's Loveless in it's forlorn grandeur and, similarly, the Skeptics' sister band, Bailterspace. Released as a CD EP initially, this recording is included in the Flying Nun box set, which contains their entire flawless discography.