NOW PLAYING: Xeno & Oaklander, ‘Vigils’ (Reissue)

The Artist/Album: Xeno & Oaklander, Vigils (Wierd, 2010)

A Short Review: Originally released as a limited CD-R in 2006, Vigils was recently repressed as an expanded vinyl/digital EP featuring a live track from Wierd‘s weekly party (“Blue Flower”) and a poison-tipped synth-pop track from 2004 (“Ransack”). As always, everything’s strictly analog, tracked in one take, and backed by machines that are wildly expressive and emotionally damaged as the replicants in Blade Runner. And if you’re wondering what’s next, well, we’re told that Sean and Liz are busy recording their next record now, right as the former gears up for the release of his next Martial Canterel album.