I dug Gape Attack!'s last tape,
and this quick single brings further treasures, but the approach is
more buried in lo-fi obscuration. Side A's lone cut, "Burn This
City," is a ragged post-punk heap which has its foundation in a
goth-esque synth riff, distant guitar licks, and tormented vocal
abstraction. It's evil, intergalactic mania. But
Side B is considerably more titillating. Here we've got "Down
Down," which begins with a demonic bit of backtracked human speech
before launching into macabre Joy Division-esque bass guitar
turgidity, obfuscated blathering, and some good ol'
underground-eighties keys. It's a hearty warm-up for the record's
true treasure, "What Are You?," which sets
more unintelligible vocals to a propulsive, snare-heavy drum machine
rhythm and some downright wicked synth melodics. Buried in lo-fi
fuzz, it's the record's most sensible and convincing moment,
concluding a truly delightful DIY post-punk treat.