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Below The Radar 29

Track 4



From Drip Water Hollow Out Stone

Murk and mystery are the keys to Mosquitoes’ unique ability to suck the listener into a wormhole that pulses with menace. Little is known about this newish UK unit, but all signs point to an intriguing future. The proof resides within the grooves of Drip Water Hollow Out Stone, Mosquitoes’ five song 12" EP on New York City’s fearless Ever/Never Records. The record’s title functions as a concise explanation of a timeless natural process while revealing the name of each track: small gestures that gradually erode the listener’s sense of physical bearing. “Out” is an amorphous mass of distended sonics featuring short-circuiting guitars, unpredictable sound swells and stuttering vocals attempting to communicate in an unspoken language.