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People Skills

Hum of the Non-Engine

Label: Digital Regress

Format: LP

Genre: Electronic

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"People Skills could probably kill an hour or two watching you scrape the goo off your mukluks after escorting repeated tromps through the brack-befouled trench between music and non-music. You put on a show for him, he’ll put on a show for you. Everyone shows a little leg, we all go home winners. On his first new LP since the 2014 (Siltbreeze) and 2016 (Blackest Ever Black) touchstones, he blends “song-related” material with off-kilter signal garble to emit fidelity impaired pop-surrender by the wheeze-load. Haunted visions in the spirit of Kye, M-Squared, and Petri Supply stud the lonesome strum with equipment malfunctions and other miscellaneous environmental gack. Hum of the Non-Engine sheds some more light on bona fide PS singles that trickled out on compilations over the last two years and maps a beautiful merging of derisive collage and the world-weary song-smithery of our friends at the top and bottom ends of the globe."
- Seymour Glass 

Cat. number: DR-51
Year: 2023
All songs performed, recorded and mixed by Jesse Dewlow in winter 2021-22 in Philadelphia, PA. Mastered by Jacob Brunner. Photographs from the Alfred P. Sebastian Archives 1969-1995. Back cover xerox assemblage by Vinnie Smith. A2: Flag For Gravity originally released on V.A. - Thorn Valley (2022 LP, World Of Echo) A5: Poem For Brant Lowe originally released on V.A. - Labyrinth of Memories (2021 LP, Kashual Plastik) B1: Lasso Of Time originally released on V.A. - Thunk Gunk (2022 cassette, D.I.H.D.) Track on B5 named ´Along The Plus' on vinyl and 'It Sounded So Easy' in digital format

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