Disco Doom Trux Reverb

If they'd added plus Jesus & Mary Chain Distortion and Codeine Minimalism to the title of their new album, Anita Rufer and Gabriele De Mario, who are the core this Swiss outfit, would have done the bulk of this review for me. Despite its brief runtime, half of which is taken up by slowcore opus "Port Land," Trux Reverb still manages to meander from brief bursts of space rock through Dinosaur Jr.-on-Vicodin acoustic prettiness. Stripped down is the plan throughout, whether they are blistering through a three-minute slab of garage noise or ever… so… slowly… teasing out the simple guitar and drums figure that closes out the album. Rufer and De Mario are obviously skilled at delivering tension, but haven't settled on a genre to drive this delivery. (Rakete)