The Skinny: The long-anticipated split by Whirr and Nothing is in no way a let down to anyone that’s been waiting for it. The two new songs from each band are perfected with the expertise of veteran producer Will Yip. Nothing’s contribution is a full-on aural assault: the two songs are aggressive, yet harmonious. The ongoing blown-out barrage lulls with only brief periods of quiet melody that hit like armistices. Yet, the songs are harshly beautiful in a way that perfectly captures the Philadelphia band’s definition of reality.
Whirr’s signature atmospheric haze enthralls more than ever in what seems like a nine-minute dream. Their masterful control of soundscapes is matched only by an intensity that their shoegazing predecessors could only wish to achieve. The split 12″ comes with an etched b-side as well as a full-length Whirr/Nothing ‘In The Studio’ documentary DVD.
Whirr / Nothing Split Track Listing:
01. Whirr – Ease
02. Whirr – Lean
03. Nothing – Chloroform
04. Nothing – July the Fourth