Well it seems like just yesterday I was writing up a piece on Sic Alps and here we are already with their brand new album upon us. After a well deserved reissue of some of their finest OOP slabs the duo are back and kicking with U.S. Ez and this time they've landed in perfect company on Siltbreeze's ever expanding roster. After years of praise in the Siltblog pages it's about time they stepped up and put money behind the Alps. And money well spent it was, as this is one of their finest offerings yet. Still burning up the tubes with fuzz caked blues in many places but tripping into more, dare I say sensitive territory with bleary eyed strummers that bake in the sun. The finest moments divine some ragged spirit of shamble-down blues squeezing the ghosts of Skip Spence and Roky Erikson through the frayed wires of your speakers. This is most definitely on par with Description of the Harbour as far as quality but exhibits an even finer sense of cohesion. U.S. Ez is a snapshot of the Sic Alps experience: raw, ragged and perfect.
[MP3] Sic Alps - Gelly Roll Gum Drop
[MP3] Sic Alps - Mater
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