On the duo’s third release, These Promises Are Being Videotaped, Tim Fogarty and Kristian Dunn continue creating organic, experimental, instrumental music, melding elements from Sigur Rós and Tortoise with DJ/producer maneuvers manufactured via guitar, electronic drums, amplified bass and effects pedals. Call it electronica for the post rock set.
Despite no vocals, the material has humor. There’s an infectious, spring-loaded guitar that courses through “I Like Van Halen Because My Sister Says They Are Cool” that evokes some vapid ’80s synth pop band. Punchy album opener “Jumping Frenchmen of Maine” is a prancing drum and bass brew that complements an abbreviated, bass-distorted rendition of Radiohead’s “Paranoid Android” that should have been given more space and time.
These Promises Are Being Videotaped is currently available.