5.0 out of 5 stars
Insane space-rock with a twist of psychedelic jazz, 23 May 2002
Two fifths of legendary Texan rockers At The Drive-In here join forces with a veteran jazz drummer and organsit to produce one of the most startling debuts of all time. Opener 'Cut That City' begins with two minutes of sub octave noise before exploding into a blistering post-punk belter, with the schizophrenic lyrics heavily effected over an other-worldly guitar/keyboard ensemble. The other 2 tracks follow suit, a perfect marriage of electronica and hardcore, that might fail to impress upon first listen but soon you just 'get it'. Even the bizarre mumblings in gutter Spanish work, sounding almost like a divine incantion over the grumbling six-string.
"Welcome to this Neo-Tokyo"