audio:sleep Chloe ( 50 in 39 ) Rating: NNN
Clarifications first. There is no movie called Chloe. That's all smoke and mirrors - unless, of course, you believe that a film can exist as a solely aural experience. It certainly wouldn't be the most outrageous proposition of cinematic art. Audio:Sleep are being clever-clever here, but it doesn't mean they don't go a long way toward making it work. Chloe, the soundtrack of a non-existent flick, is an evocative musical amble full of moody energy, strolling beats and occasional stabs of rhythmic panic. It's not so much Godspeed! (too techno-friendly for that) as Bowery Electric - a little triphop, a little lo-fi, a lot good. Audio:Sleep play upstairs at the El Mocambo Friday (March 5) at 1 am.
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