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Track Name: pornovenise
1. SHOW REVIEW: DISTANT WORKER, ILLICIT RELATIONSHIP, 404 NOT FOUND
Notsuoh, January 5 by Tex Kerschen/Houston Press

Hastening to Notsuoh Tuesday night to catch Distant Worker, Illicit Relationship, and 404 Not Found, I didn’t much puzzle the odds of hearing the Pain Teens back to back with Rusted Shut on KTRU on the radio (xo Kirston), because that’s just a part of the Houston that I carry around in my head.
Happily, as Internet metrics suggest, like attracts like. It was cold outside and in, and the show was running on Houston time, which is to say, the first band of four didn’t start until half past ten. Jim Pirtle and the tall Art Guy were well into a chess game to the right of the stage, bathed in the ambient light of zentai projections, when Distant Worker abrupted the relative quiet with their set of clattering house, beatnik toasting, and generally undone dub. And there’s something to be said for solid-state amps, the high relief in which they place a well-scratched or whirred guitar string, that got me thinking about the Pop Group, the Raincoats, and Big Black.

They make countless nods to music past and Al Jazeera present, but Distant Worker ooze their own strange dynamic. They make music on an unsure footing, the key to their charm. It’s intelligently sourced and loosely handled, often devolving from sing-song rants into guitar bursts, and mercifully asymmetrical in structure.

http://www.houstonpress.com/music/an-asymmetrical-rendezvous-with-otherworldly-oscillations-notsuoh-on-a-tuesday-8051270