Pylonesque EP

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AllMusic Review by Wade Kergan

Initial listening to the Pylonesque EP will no doubt draw comparisons to Boards of Canada, as both favor a sound identified by de-tuned synth chords. This isn't outright stylistic appropriation though. Christ was an early collaborator with Boards of Canada and his resumé includes a writing credit on the duo's debut EP Twoism. Other than an affection for de-tuned synth chords, the EP is very much its own creature. Underpinned by skittering high-hat beats and endless delays, the overall sound falls just as close to Autechre as it does to Boards of Canada. Christ doesn't break out of the comparison until halfway through with the title cut, "Pylonesque," which snaps out of the mantric trance of lush chords and soft shoe beats with a strong melody leading the way. There's a strong voice lurking within the influences that dog the Pylonesque EP, so hopefully future releases will see it emerge as fully as its appearance here suggests.

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