The Other Side Of


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Limited to 300 LP copies
Digital release includes an exclusive bonus track


released October 1, 2010

Matt Weiner - All sounds, instruments, vocals, lyrics, recording, production, mixing, etc
Dan Friedman - Guitar on 'Waiting"

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An unknown future lies on the Other Side of time. Action is your power, the vehicle through which you can arrive there. If the present seems hopeless you must explore this other way, the only way out. No one else can help you, you will find it yourself. The out of time way is the way of peace of mind. Pave the present with a pass-way to a better future, thedifferent future, the future that is out of time. In this zone you are another side of yourself. This is not to be feared. Engage all sides of yourself to succeed on the other side: the future is the only ” time to move on.”

"Twins: "Drive By Digital Ghost"
Though Twins sounds like a duo the project is actually one man: Matt Weiner, who operates out of Brooklyn and is also a member of the hazy synth-pop act Best Hits. Under Twins (which we kind of hope is taken from the 1988 Arnold Schwarzenegger/ Danny DeVito film), Weiner creates warped soundscapes filled with eerie sounds and harsh noise. "Drive By Digital Ghost", from Twins' The Other Side Of cassette that's due for release this summer, adds syrup-slow vocal moans and no-wave guitars for a particularly nocturnal effect. (via Don't Die Wondering.)"
Posted by Larry Fitzmaurice on April 1, 2010 at 9:40 a.m.

“Shocking outsider synth-pop engagement from Twins, aka Matt Weiner. 'The Other Side' is only the 2nd vinyl release from the prolific Belgian label Ruralfaune (following Dylan Ettinger's acclaimed Digitalis co-prod 'Cutters' on their SYNTH series) and the very first we or most anyone else has heard from this guy. We can tell you precisely jack-squat about him because there's so little info available, but in much the same fashion as the mindblowing Autre Ne Veut LP, the combination of scant background and incredible music proves to be a powerfully seductive blend. With his palette of faded and foisty plastic synths, scarily authentic drums, jangling guitar, wryly affected vocals and woozy melodic chops Twins clearly inhabits that "other" zone which veered off from 1986 into an alternate future where everybody administered their own psychotherapy through electronic pop music. The eleven songs on 'The Other Side Of' retain their bookmarks from classic Factory, 4AD and LTM releases, but their surreal psychedelic proclivities are far more impressionistic; vocals drawled in vaguely familiar styles and melodic arrangements clouded with the mist of memory to sound vividly phantasmagorical. You'll be checking your sh*tty casio to check we're still even in 2010 when experiencing the gunky doom funk of 'Drive By Digital Ghost', the soggy silicone soul dystopia of 'Run Away (From Me)' or the Coil-esque narcotic haze of 'Waiting', while the uncertain emotional message of 'What's Wrong With Me?' will strike a chord with anyone following the sleights of Sam Meringue's multifarious operatives. We can see ourselves spending a LOT more time with this LP. Highly recommended to fans of Outer Limits Recordings, Gary War, or Autre Ne Veut!”

#51 on Boomkat's top 100 albums 2011

Here’s a highly anticipated new LP from Ruralfaune, and the first release from their Synth series get a vinyl pressing. Already named an album of the year by some influential blogs, Twins’ “The Other Side Of” is a pure slice of throwback retro synth-pop. If you dug what Ruralfaune did with their Dylan Ettinger release awhile back, you’ll probably love this too (if you’re nervous, you can listen to the whole thing on Bandcamp). The vinyl is limited to 300 copies and costs €15, shipping included.”

Twins features really spacey drone/synth stuff that can venture into some weird territory. A killer album.

"So this post is gonna blurt out a whole bunch of bottled up posts revolving around one guy, Matt Weiner, a.k.a. Twins. If you haven't noticed me raging about him before, he treads on a darker side of synthesizer-based pop music (at times leading me to believe something like 'industrial funk' might work as a description. See "About Us"). He's from Atlanta, found out about him though the Peace Age crew and various permutations of him and CH-Rom and Luke Perry and C Powers. That's what this post is about. He remixed How To Dress Well and Pink Priest and released a couple albums, Doublesand The Other Side Of..., the second of which is available on vinyl from Ruralfaune's Synth Series.

Shrur, Twins' project with CH-Rom and C Powers, recently saw their 4Shrur cassette released by Triple You Tapes

One of the other first projects of Twins that I caught wind of was the now defunct duo Best Hits. While Matt and fellow Best Hit Elise Tippins don't do that name anymore (they were great - check "Skinny Cloud" and "Born Sloppy"), they're back with a new project called Featureless Ghost. So far they've just released a two-song single, available for download from bandcamp for a price of your choosing, and promise "Lots More Coming Soon." Both songs feature both members taking turns on supreme vocal performances, both bathed in mad paranoid robotic-future vibes ("You Never Know Who Wants Your Mind" , "I Lie Awake Delirious, Afraid To Close My Eyes"). Both are very, very well put together pop songs, seriously stream those, download em and stay tuned.

Last, but not least, is Twins' project with CH-Rom, wo. Posted their track "Toning the Sun" almost a year ago, so I'm glad to see their self-released R U Dreamy tape finally available for purchase. Stream the whole album on bandcamp and/or watch the R U Dreamy preview video below."


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