Do believe the hype! Much ink has been dropped in the last year on this Montreal super-duo/couple (Katherine Kline and Blake "Waxathon" Hargreaves), all with good reason as this full-length debut aptly proves. Recorded at various secret locations across the city, Nimbus goes where few bands have gone before, incorporating greater beats and movements into the often staid realms of the noise subsectors. The two harness their tattered boxes of gear and tricks, turning over explorations that go quiet and reflective at certain points, and get loud and scummy at others. Present yourself at the altar of Dreamcatcher and be blessed.
The Hour, Montreal
by Steve Guimond – September 22, 2005
Almost Boyd Rice/Non levels of stuck vinyl fanfares and ominous, form devouring electronics from this great Montreal-based male/female hotwire duo that features Blake Hargreaves of Cousins Of Reggae alongside Katherine Kline, a team that previously laid a monster cassette via Olson's American Tapes imprint. The addition of some sick/squelchy casio beats and bass drum hits gives the whole thing a late-Throbbing Gristle/Suicide/Jessica Rylan/Chris Corsano feel while the general overloaded garbage/wuzz of the disc as a whole points firmly to their friendship with Nautical Almanac and at least a passing familiarity with boo. Recommended.