COSMIC FRAILTY / BBJR. “Family” / “Extended Stay” C22 (Personal Archives)

If this is how the thing sings, I want every part of it. I’m not going to say that I know what Cosmic Frailty and Bob Bucko Jr. are doing on this split EP, but I’m pretty sure that whatever objects and instruments they’re amplifying and manipulating are doing some heavy lifting in the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI), blasting as they do their frequencies beyond the confines of our planet and into the outer reaches of deep space. Did you know that BBJr.’s personal Personal Archives headquarters has a massive radio tower on its roof? Did you know that BBJr. bounces signals off NSA satellites for amplification? Did you know that he frequently receives answers to these transmissions, but that he’s just not telling anyone about them?
Oh, that’s a saxophone.
Look, I’m not here to tell you what to do with your life, but I am going to recommend that if you’re feeling at all in a familial way and perhaps find yourself inclined to make yourself comfortable with your familial relations for a while, look no further than “Family” / “Extended Stay” to support that frame of mind. Do beware, though, that “Family” takes on the pulsing and effected ripples of black hole travel (it’s a thing) and that the “Family” you may be seeking is not the kind of “Family” you’re bound to find. Ever seen Invasion of the Body Snatchers? No, the Donald Sutherland one – the good one. That might happen to you. If so, you’ll be in for an “Extended Stay” with said “Family,” perhaps even a permanent one, with even more ripples of deep space action and then the final reveal of open-mouthed, wide-eyed, bleating saxophone, right in your face. That radio tower wasn’t an innocent transmission at all, it was a beacon!