When it comes to the best of post-punk/experimental music, the origins of the magic can be hard to explain. Whether its Neu! making memorable one-note songs that go on forever or the skeletal magnificence of Young Marble Giants / Marine Girls everything seem to be about series of happy accidents – what spells disaster on paper turns out be a worthwhile idea when put to tape.
This magic can also be hard to come by which is why its such a delight to hear The Mystery’s debut. The same idea applies – the kind of skeletal, minimal rock they play might not sound very appealing in theory, but it does work like a charm…somehow. In less skilled hands it could’ve potentially turned into a tasteless joke/disaster of epic proportions, but thankfully we were spared that – credit due to Gilmore Tamny (also of Weather Weapon), the sole person behind TM.
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