SKILL 7 STAMINA 12 & SOCRATES THAT PRACTICES MUSIC - SPLIT 12"
SKILL 7 STAMINA 12
1. The Word Gland
2. Robotics with Strings
3. The Horror
SOCRATES THAT PRACTICES MUSIC
1. Spritza Boy
2. Bobby Tracey
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REVIEWS OF ASP007
Finally, London’s Skill 7 Stamina 12 occupy the fertile middle ground between someone all poised and exotic (Deerhoof , say) and a malleable post-punk outfit (Glaxo Babies or The Transmitters). Their self-titled split 12-inch single with Socrates That Practices Music (Junior Aspirin) is so fucking refreshing: not limited by genre or imagination, this is kinetic art punk at its finest. A girl shrieks fast and weird in a disjointed falsetto, the guitars and drums race around in rhythmic funky abandon like ancient p-funk kings Rip Rig and Panic (or Scotland’s Life Without Buildings), and the mood is intense. Genius.
Singles Club, Everett True, Plan B Magazine, Issue 8
Oct / Nov 2005
“The brand new material from skill 7 doesn’t disappoint, their own brand of the funki punki jazzi action takes in life without buildings and scritti politti. on the flip is socrates who are new to us, but sound kinda like a latin bauhaus, with huge percussive sounds that bounce right round what ever room you play this in. great, great record, but there’s only 300 of them so you’d best be quick! 12? only on junior aspirin.” – Rough Trade Shops
“I really dig Skill 7 Stamina 12. They are a totally beguiling & original band. Kind of disjointed art funk with airy space rock leanings. I do love organic as an adjective but these folk play freeflowing & angular as you like. The Dutch female singer has a strange falsetto thang going on & they seem to me spiritual fellow travellers of Deerhoof’s through the musical cosmos. Not quite as berserk mind. So if you dig bendy, rhythmically astute & scratchy music with a loose off kilter groove in there then you should check this split mini album with Socrates That Practices Music. Now they offer up some serious Latin samba rhythms crossed with ACR chants & some alienated shards of angry muted guitar. The other track by them screams early New Order/Factory records. It all makes your head spin with It’s stubborn freshness. Runner up thing of the week.” – Norman Records