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Jason Thompson and Dave Wren have their own solo projects (check links below), but have come together and recorded as Bean Snack three times now…and I have to admit I like their first two releases much, much more. Perhaps, with the hundreds of (great!) sound samples they’ve been itching to use, they lost sight of the cohesive element needed to string them all together and move the pieces along. Still, this culling of soundbites, dada-ist Speak & Say-ings, looped, blown out synthesizers & field recordings is, in fact, an interesting experience to get lost in for just short of an hour. Bean Snack 1 & 2 are listenable via JT’s bandcamp page and I strongly suggest checking those out first.

-- Jacob An Kittenplan