This tape comes as close to being indescribable as just about anything I've heard in a long long time. An airy recording places most of the instruments in a cloud of sound that envelops you, rather than just presenting music for your enjoyment. The vocals were a bit off putting at first, falling somewhere between COCTEAU TWINS (the second mention of this band in two days) and THE CHIPMUNKS, but by the end of the first track I was mesmerized. So many elements on As Magi just don't seem like they should work together, but they do so perfectly, and now I find myself with a new obsession. Check them out (here) after you download this Tuesday morning oddness.