JPSE: The Size Of Food
May 21, 1990
THE SIZE OF FOOD, Jean Paul Sartre Experience (Flying Nun)
The mastery of sound and texture here should come as an ear-opener to any fool who still thinks of Flying Nun as purely a vanity label for garage bands. Cut at Writhe in Wellington with Nick Roughan engineering, JPSE’s second album is, before anything else, aurally spectacular. A deep dub-like bass sound, rippling drum patterns and layers of variously treated guitars. Out of the sounds emerge the songs, and there’s surprising variety, from the poppier, melodic ‘Inside and Out’ and ‘Shadows’ to the grungier, industrial leanings of ‘Get The Point’ and ‘Window’.