Twine: “None Some Silver” (Recorder, Bip-Hop 2002)
French label Bip-Hop, at first known for its IDM-infused compilation series Bip-Hop Generation, issued this album by Twine in 2002. Chad and Greg of Twine are friends of mine, and I designed the artwork for this release at the time. To me, Recorder is the sound of Twine finding their own unique voice, after experimenting with disparate (but no less quality) sounds over the previous few years. “None Some Silver” pairs Chad Mossholder’s guitar over a variety of squelching, abrasive textures and scrapes, complementing its wistful nature with some real heft and grit.