LAmmERGEIER is the first new recording by Simon Wickham-Smith and Richard Youngs since Metallic Sonatas, recorded way back in the spring of 1998. Following closely on the heels of the VHF reissue of the their classic 1990 debut LAKE, LAmmerGEIER finds the duo continuing to pursue the head-scratching assortment and range of outer sound in a somewhat more contemporary style. LAmmERGEIR makes use of all sorts of exotic instruments, but like Metallic Sonatas, many of the pieces have undergone electronic transformation, adding an extra layer of unsettling aural alchemedia to the tunes. Some of the sounds show the influence of Simon's laptop work over the last couple of years, as heard on his limited edition Adelaide Audio release and some forthcoming titles (which should establish him as a major laptop sound arrangement force, if there's any justice in the world). Laptops aside, the layers of microscopic detail on LAmmERGEIER should give listeners plenty of practice in differentiating sounds that are produced by complicated software and sounds that are produced by a guy whacking a baking tray with a stick.