RANGERS “Texas Rock Bottom” (Baked Whale)

This tape is very good. It reminds me of East River Pipe, and East River Pipe is one of my favorites, or at least used to be when I was a gloomier person, and Rangers appeals to this exquisite feeling of gloom. He is the lonely dreamer beyond the wasteland, the heavy hearted, the eccentric man in the darkened room conjuring up glimmers of beauty and life. “Up all night, I think I saw the light.”

-- Kevin Oliver