Five furious tracks, five minutes.
Raw, unpolished, like five demos.
Grungy teenage garage band ethos.
Jarring extracts yet no surprises.
Not long enough to explore.
As part of Silber Records’ ongoing 5in5 series, where an artist creates five one-minute-long tracks to create a five-minute-long mini-release, post-punk M is We’s contribution is a echo-ey, primitive-sounding collection of what feels like five potential introductions to interesting works, unfinished. The abrupt ending on some of the tracks adds to the sense of these being extracts.
Music with such a languid pace and immersive drone-like aesthetic doesn’t squeeze all that nicely into a 5in5 concept perhaps better suited to higher-tempo pieces, making this feel more like a free promo sampler than a complete mini-album as others have managed.