15 February 2014


My introduction to DINO & NIC was 2010's Plays Theme From Dino & Nica piece of carefully controlled minimal ambience, but this two track gem unravels that control in the first 60 seconds. The opening minute of At The Arc Of Nic & Dino is SUICIDE-esque synth heavy mania, but the duo quickly descends into space age psychedelic weirdness. Only slightly less minimal, the approach to electronic sound on this tape is subtly menacing, foreshadowing for a crescendo that never comes..even though the second side spends much of its seven minutes threatening. Instead, DINO & NIC just trail off into the rest of the day...

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