I admit it: I’m totally late to UV Race. I have both their LPs. They never grabbed me, although my wife thought they were amazing. She might have been right because their side of this split is fucking killer: totally disjointed music in a Swell Maps/not-quite-Krautrock vein. Not knowing when a song starts or ends is typically the mark of a great record. (There are four songs on their side and the record spins at 45 RPMs.) Nice touch to the 7” is a reprise of the opening track at the end—an element to Kraftwerk’s music that always worked so well. Native Cats bring a solid track. Sort of Tuxedomoon. But it’s the A side that’s winning me over.
–ryan (Ride The Snake, ridethesnakerecords.com/bark)