Raised by Gypsies review - XLVIII





There are times when it is rather easy for me to listen to a cassette through, hear the different elements and experience them as a story with a constant flow from start to finish.   Hollowfonts creates one of those rare instances on “XLVIII” where I can visualize the sounds, yet they don’t really come together in your typical storytelling manner.


We begin with this dark, basement type of static that turns into howls and groans before bringing out the whirrs like electro tones.   This whole beginning piece, which plays out over time, reminds me a great deal of a boiler room setting for some reason and I’m not sure why because I have no real experience in a boiler room.