“Snails and Slugs” C25
(Rok Lok Records)

Organs and keyboards and synthesizers, oh my! Order Anura could revolutionize the funeral home industry with this (all too short) slow burner, taking their somber tonewheel warble on a meditative jaunt between memory’s lanes. Through patient, simple arpeggio, delayed drum machine accent, below-the-floor-boards croon*, and no less than four simultaneous layers of heavily processed keyboard accompaniment/drone, OA provide a syrupy ambiance for the mind to wade through while contemplating the nothing/somethingness of existence. Think Beach House, but substitute their rhythmic stimulation for a more moody, nuanced one. Order Anura is on (to) something here!


—Jacob An Kittenplan

*&we’re talking BURIED here, folx