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January 3rd, 2013


Flao YG - Špendlíky

Here's another piece pulled from the microtonal bucket. I know very little about Flao YG other than they were a Czech outfit active in the late 1980s, and surely one of the very few bands ever to regularly use a ZX Spectrum as a musical instrument. I've heard a few of their tracks, and Špendlíky ("Pins") is the one I find myself returning to. It has fantastic urgency, tiny tonal shifts, and it's very difficult telling which instruments are actually being played. At its best it sounds like a machine spinning off its own axis, constantly in danger of flying to bits.

Flao YG - Špendlíky
(alternate download)