City Of Straw
Label: Brah Records
Plenty of bands have erased the barriers between post-techno electronic music and underground rock, yet few have done it with the rigor and sonic violence of Sightings. Light years from the rudimentary noise jammers of early releases, City of Straw is a finely sculpted masterpiece. It's also a deliciously hellish descent into electric tension-and-release. The centerpiece is the title track, nine minutes of mutant-groove research shot through with guitarist and singer Mark Morgan's phantom croak.