TWINS: “Hush Hush”
Distill synth punk to its base elements and you will end up with a mess that, much like a piece of IKEA furniture, once you attempt to reassemble it, can never function as it once did. Matt Weiner’s solo project TWINS fully embraces the chimeras and pipe dreams that result from this self injury prone process. While his previous work, especially with partner Elise Tippins as Featureless Ghost, often manifests this as obtuse extrapolations of the mensch-maschine-isms that you might find in mid-career Gary Numan, “Hush Hush” parades an intensely human sense of conflict through minimal, post-punk structures.
Taken from his Clan Destine Records issued split LP with OS OVNI, the track grinds through its repetitive groove with zeal. This is Weiner taking his own game to the next level. Tippins and Fanstastic Lands‘ accompanying video provides the crushed-glass-under-your-sneakers grit and sense of decay that the track deserves. You can imagine an army of empty 99¢ Arizona Tea cans blowing down the color saturated avenues of a post-bourgeois landscape, as Weiner vascillates between plaintively crooned, half-whispered directives and an especially noisy brand of ennui that encompasses bursts of massive guitar and synth swells a la John Carpenter.
The Os Ovni/Twins Votex To Void/Graphic Edition LP is now available in a limited edition of 250 from Clan Destine Records
By Luke Carrell