Named after the Brian De Palma film about the intimacy and invasive nature of sound recording (in his case a metaphor for filmmaking), this EP finds Toronto’s VOWLS eavesdropping on Pop music. The a-side Burlap swaggers around a drum machine beat that sounds like a New Order 45 played at 33rpm, with thick psychedelic layers of hazy MBV keys and VU ur-strum. The b-side is a much darker affair, which starts off with a creeping dub bassline surrounded by swirling electronic buzzes and floating voices. It then evolves into a throbbing call and response dirge that calls to mind Joy Division as much as it does Aphex Twin.
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