Position Normal - Position Normal
- Doug Johnstone
- 9 December 2009
Position Normal’s position would appear to be way out in leftfield, somewhere past The Beta Band and Boards of Canada, judging by this scattershot collage of weird instrumentation, field recordings and likeable bampottery. A duo of English oddballs, Position Normal create a mood which happily twitches from the chilled out weirdness of ‘Grundigs’ to the disturbing ‘The Squiggleman’, which sounds like an episode of Bagpuss where the mice get melted on mushies. It’s a bit too eccentric for mass consumption, but there’s an undeniable charm that keeps the listener onside, if a tad concerned for the band’s mental state.