• The Gasman - The Grand Electric Palace Of Variety

    Reviewed by LMT (Vanity Project) (Vanity Project 14, Summer 05)

    <b> The Gasman </b> - The Grand Electric Palace Of Variety

    Portsmouth's very own The Gasman (ADA Christopher Reeves...no, really!) is something a bit special. Yes, I do have a auto-reflex bias for acts from my hometown, but even taking that into account this stands head and shoulders above the crowd. Reeves' real talent is in simply being himself. For sure he is influenced by the Warp Records stable. But rather than rehash derivative loops he conjures up soundscapes that come across like Lynch-ian nichtmares. Could this double album (like most doubles) benefit from some trimming around the edges? Maybe, but that kind of misses the point. The Gasman is the most uncompromising artist I've come across in a long while. Exceptional.

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