Mild Profundities (2003)

– Antique Seeking Nuns

The most succinct description of the opener to this five-track EP, It’s Pissing-Don, is that it sounds how Frank Zappa might have arranged Fleetwood Mac’s Albatross – with a funny time signature and, rather than a lead guitar, a vibraphone. The mother Superior leaves his mark else where too, notably on Keeny Woka Phoola.

Yet M.O.D.A.R and & Little Machines (which is hinged on an androdgynous vocal), have more to do with Throbbing Gristle, ClockDVA and other 80s industrialists.

Yet, for all the influences, obvious and subtle, there’s a lively imagination at work here.

Allan Clayson