Vision and the Riddle - album review
- Mark Edmundson
- 10 October 2006
Vision and the Riddle
Presumably taking their name from the impenetrably dense mole-dwarf philosophical musing of Nietzsche’s Zarathustra, the duo of Goo and Al certainly fulfill this London label’s ethos of ‘odd music for odd people’. Sitting somewhere between 12in and mini-album, this dark little collection of curios resists the solid hook formula that might take it into hip hop territory but winds up sounding somewhat underdeveloped and unfinished. Cue quirky vocal samples over staggeringly brief ditties that explore interesting sounds but fade short of satisfaction. Frustratingly, the few tracks that do come in at over three minutes still land on the far side of the art/pop divide.