19.12.10

Roswell _ Return



ROSWELL RETURN - IFTODEX C0001      _ 12"
PROBE     _ album       _______________SD Records


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Last December L. van Zaltbommel (?), supposed Dutch government official, released much of the "Probe" material on Syncom Data as a "mini-album."  This December, the Roswell Return album returns to the label perhaps in hopes the public will catch on.  Though suggestive individually, the "Probe" tracks are best played continuously.  The new version of the album even comes with a DVD, but the documentary is about roadworkers (?).  While Roswell may lend introspection and creepiness to the footage, it sounds more like an abstracted alien abduction or stargazing soundtrack. Not having seen the entire documentary, perhaps the roadworkers are whisked away on a galactic tour or experience a dream sequence.  Certainly, Zaltbommel's "Probe" invites kickdrum-enhanced reinterpretation, such as the excellent SD remix of IFTODEX C0001: