Radio Flirt essentially picks up on themes originally visited by Robin Rimbaud’s now infamous Scanner releases on Ash International more than a decade ago. Famed for their incendiary and intrusive nature, Scanner made his reputation with a series of highly charged and voyeuristic recordings of “found” voices, that ranged from the strange and surreal, to the downright ordinary.
LaBelle and Webb have taken their Radio Flirt installation piece, and re-presented it for mass consumption in CD format, re-jigging a kind of personal, narrative poetry, and threading it through a fabric of feedback, radio static, and all manner of electronic soundscaping in much the same way as Scanner did all those years ago.
A fearless cult figure from New England's underground scene, Sawyer's no-fi experiments with everyday objects and body sounds are greatly rewarding to those who have the patience and curiosity to give them a chance. Bandcamp Album of the Day Jan 20, 2017