People Of The North – “Tunnels”

Oneida’s Fat Bobby and Kid Millions are People Of The North, a kind of post-This Heat!/Silver Apples exercise in expansive minimalist hypnosis. Or, as someone from their camp put it, “There’s kind of a 70’s Germany/80’s Chicago/90’s Japan/00’s Iran thing…” The new vinyl-only collection Deep Tissue, which also includes other Oneida-related hands, covers four songs in 36 minutes. It reminds me of an LP I’d order through Forced Exposure back in the day or a future favorite I’d pickup on a whim at the Princeton Record Exchange because some small label I like released it. Propulsive opener “Tunnel” is the shortest of the lot and works, like its title suggests, as a burrowing into the appropriate People Of The North headspace. It’s followed by the spacier, calmer and also rightfully titled “The Vastest Island.” But for now, you’ll just have to imagine that one, while staring deeply into the album’s blurring landscape.

People Of The North – “Tunnels”

Deep Tissue is out 4/27 via Brah.