View of An Orbiting Man
Chicago indie scuzz-pop awash with dirty guitar hooks, tasty beats, and punchy trumpets. Using the metaphor of a satellite to observe their losses from a distance, Tenki looks back on divorce, death, and failed love experiments, only to finally come to terms with a sort of abstract redemption. When you're done with a listen, you feel like you've run a mile - you're emotionally and sonically exhausted. Tenki and their 'pristine scuzz-pop...is hardly just another Albini-biting rock band from Chicago. For View Of An Orbiting Man, the bristling sextet has enlisted a veritable cornucopia of sonic ingredients, featuring trumpet, clarinet, cornet and keyboards in addition to the traditional guitars, bass and drums.