This ten-track album is the sophomore release from Montreal trio Subtle Lip Can. It is seasoned noise music: sketchy, slow, mechanic and chaotic. One hears drums, chimes, screeching, muffled sounds, as well as strings, guitar, and strange blips. The album is almost exotic, and definitely unique. The question “what does it mean?” may pose certain interference in the listener’s quest for the album’s recognition; Reflective Drime is a musical language to decipher, and perhaps therein, entertainment. The listener must appreciate subtleties, as found in Reflective Drime, for other than hints of Oriental melodies, it is devoid of obvious tune and rhythm. It is organized noise, in so far as there appears to be an experimental language communicated with noise (one shared by the trio of performers only), and experienced by the listener.
By Tristin Norenberg-Goodmanson
Jan 27, 2015