The problem with musical history is that there’s so much of it that it barely makes sense to try and make it all fit into place. So when a band claim to fit into the grand tapestry of musique concrete, there’s little point in trying to grasp for reference points that they might’ve been influenced by in their recordings.
Any backdrop aside though, Screens are still an excellent listen – experimental in the literal sense of the term, a kind of hipper, New York version of Islet. First release is coming up at the start of May and they’ve already been hyped by the recording force that is Rory Bratwell. Hopefully they’ll get Pitchfork Best New Music or something so that promoters over here are convinced to pay the ridiculous amounts of money that a low level American touring band hqave to command to break even so we can get a taste of them live. We can live in hope, vain as it may be.