Barbed - Pocket Reminders / Rolf O.D
The two Alexes who are Barbed use collage to create exciting effects. Pocket reminders alternates between periods of intense wild metallic percussion with tones and washes deep within, and chopped and extended spoken samples backed by restrained electroeffects. A fast short sample provides the percussive base for ‘Rolf o.d.’, a less complex track, with restrained squealing electro over it. Added to this are some faux Middle Eastern breaks, a rock drum line, and some concrete samples (film winding etc).