of Mole Harness 'a present from the future' album from Leonard's
and electronics aren't always the happiest of bedfellows but recent
years have witnessed the likes of Tristeza and Motodestra synchronising
the two with wondrous results. Mole Harness, alias James Brewster,
takes his cues from these projects but cleverly playing two guitar
melodies against each other; one sampled whilst the other is untreated.
'A Present From The Future' is frequently gorgeous and another album
where the twists and turns lead to colourful and attractive layers
of melody. The title track is a fine example; using a summery acoustic
tune complemented by a sumptuous electronic accompaniment. Meanwhile,
'Interrogation In An Unknown Language' is swathed in melancholia
and 'Both Of Me Forever' shimmers quite beautifully. To put it simply,
this is forty minutes of sheer loveliness.
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