Record Review: Equipment Pointed Ankh — ‘Plastic Fantasizer’

Plastic Fantasizer
Quietly, Jim Marlowe and a who’s-who lineup have spent years working on Equipment Pointed Ankh, making some of the weirdest, free-form ambient music in town. There is little sense of controlled direction, as Plastic Fantasizer is a mellifluous void of warbling guitars and unconnected patterns that never grate. There are moments of Morricone-esque Western guitar freak out, twangy and brittle, cut ably by an unfaltering drone note as your guide in the darkness and swell. This is like a choir of Eddie Van Halen’s working in some mystically unrelated plane of existence, just rising in and out of the ether.