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The Southern Records Latitudes juggernaut thunders into town once more, this time driven by Kranky's very own Boduf Songs, aka Mat Sweet, who for the purposes of this release teams up with a couple of collaborators and strays slightly from his established sonic parameters, venturing into the realms of dark, cinematic drone for first piece ' Please Extract My Teeth With Your Rustiest Pliers (For Redemptive)', whose title is not only massively 'eww' inducing, but commits a grammatical felony at the end, rendering the whole thing a bit uneasy on the eye. Fortunately, it's far more pleasing to the ear, spanning twelve-and-a-half minutes with an absorbing, abstract passage of tonal stasis and screeching bowed cymbals. It's really good stuff, and not the sort of drone work you'd assign to a mere keen amateur. The second piece, 'That Angel Was Fucking Piss' (charmed, I'm sure) brings us back to a more familiar Boduf Songs trajectory, carefully laying out sparse and melancholic acoustic guitar passages, paired with hushed vocals and just a few extra instrumental elements to bolster the mix. Icy glockenspiel tones go some way toward subverting the pervading tone of grimness, and ultimately it all comes across as uplifting and elaborately baroque in its construction. Highly recommended. (Boomkat)