Glass & Bone seems schizophrenic, or trying to get too much under its dome, but as it goes on it starts to gel more, though stays disjointed. Opener In a Desert and Wait Forever set the tone for part of the trip, mining a sound not unlike Black Mountain and their ilk, which is shored up later sprinkling in some female vocals. PKP then undercuts it with a lo-fi shoegazey sheen on cuts like Future Union or Chew Off Your Foot. All of it has a big sky kind of sweep to it, almost earthy, on a smaller personal level that plays to the lo-fi side of things. Glass & Bone makes more sense as it goes on, but the sequencing, or cut contrasts, can be jarring if you’re in for something that flows start to finish. Tempering the erraticism with a touch more cohesiveness would be a stronger statement, without being compromising or taking away from the contrasts. They work in some spacier accents on a smaller scale that tips their hat to some influences lurking under the hood, but also could have been exploited more to tie it all together. If that is indeed your thing. Glass & Bone has some real highs that certainly point the way for more and get your attention if you don’t mind a disjointed identity, or what can sound like two projects shacking up together. But that may be the whole point: not equals, glass and bone are similar in some ways, but make different sounds when broken.
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