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Massive new album in an edition of 300 copies from the duo of Karen Constance & Dylan Nyoukis: The Larval Tuning Fork consist of two side-long works judiciously edited and put-together with an easy/impenetrable logic from live shows and performances across the globe. Much of this is on the minimal side as is the contemporary Blood Stereo style, with plundered conversations and small-scale clatter and drone put to the service of long blanks of almost hypnotically monomaniacal accumulations of tape and twonk. The way the whole deal is constructed unfolds with alla the seamless surreal appeal of a reverie or a dream, with extremely subtle vocal sounds see-sawing over a bed of barbed wire while what sounds like a buncha farmyard animals read fairytales to each other. Blood Stereo’s last few releases represent a considerable leap forward for the group in terms of logistics and advanced compositional vision and this is pretty much the apex of their contemporary form. Beautiful full-colour covers with artwork by Karen and an insert with sleeve notes from Angela Sawyer. (Volcanic Tongue)