Ink: Reagent Specs
Bobbing and weaving at a clipped gait like a boxer dodging jabs on the deck of a ship, Ink’s Reagent Specs is a deceptively off-kilter groove machine. This tightly composed album was pieced together out of material written and recorded on the fly, and the results are nigh stunning. How the band managed to craft seamlessly fluid songs in this manner—see “Stereo Eyes” and “Alger Hiss”—remains a mystery.
Read more in the December 18, 2002 Local Music Feature.