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The Wire Tapper 30

Track 18

"leaf kickers"

From jealousy mountain duo no2

The second self-titled album by Jörg A Schneider (drums) and Jens Berger (guitar) is a portmanteau of jealousy mountain duo’s disparate 60s jazz and noisy, math-rock influences. They take a deconstructivist approach, with guitars looping in conflicting melodies, drums working in and out of rhythms, eschewing any semblance of straightforward timekeeping for an abstract counterbalance to the swirl of notes and tones. The result is tightly controlled chaos, a sonic maelstrom where form doesn’t necessarily follow function.

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