Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Mag Lev – Snakes review

Mag Lev is essentially the work of Frank McLaughlin, Belfast based multi-instrumentalist, who has created a low budget, lo-fi EP of tunes that, in their difficulty to categorise, raises them above what many may consider to be an overcrowded market place for this kind of material. “Kabeesh”, which opens the EP collection, is driven on a riff that is supplemented by electronic passages, scorching electric guitar lines and changes in mood that expose the many layers and textures that go up to make the experience. Many of the interjections have a sinister overtone which brings to mind the soundtrack to a sophisticated horror film, and the catalogue of music that that genre brings to mind..... 

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