EDDY CURRENT SUPPRESSION RING: 'Demon’s Demands” b/w “I’m Guilty”: 7”

Jul 02, 2009

Primary Colours, the Eddy Current full-length on Goner, is an album, not just a haphazard sequence of songs. By that I mean all the pieces fit, and being so, the picture is much bigger and more complex than individual songs. The song sequence and where the album breaks between the two sides are nicely calculated. It’s like they pick you up for a journey on the first side, buckle you in, and take you on for a great-ass ride with fascinating scenery rolling by the windows. This 7”, if placed somewhere in the middle of that record (I’ll leave it up to the experts to decide where), would fit perfectly (assuming that the vinyl could handle the length without compromising fidelity). The two songs on this 7” clock in a total of over eleven minutes of music. By themselves, they’re a more difficult introduction to this great Australian band. Imagine two slower, heavy-pedaling, uphill bicycle rides instead of one, hitting the peak, then zooming down in a sprint on the B-side (in a Velvet Underground meets The Saints way).  –todd (Iron Lung)