"Hurray is Zak Prekop, Josh Brand, Pete\r\nMandradjieff &\r\nRich\r\nAldrich. They hail from the hidden sectors of New\r\nYork\r\nCity, and have released one 7 on the skul record\r\nlabel and recently presented their first art show\r\nat\r\nthe Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery also of New York\r\nCity.\r\nThis is their first full length recording and is a\r\nmust for fans of ambiguous, anomalous, and\r\nunobtrusive\r\nsound creation whose mystery is not invoked by\r\nhyperbole, pseudo-mythology or fake histories, but\r\nby\r\ngiving full allowance to otherness and seeking\r\nbeauty\r\nby allowing it to happen, which often means\r\nallowing\r\nit not to happen.\r\nMishandled guitars, unknown electronics, amplified\r\npercussives and various layers of buzz coagulate\r\nand\r\ndissipate in measured restraint. I hesitate to use\r\nblighted terms like "lowercase" music, as Hurray\r\nshys\r\nnot from some harsher territories and melodic (if\r\nemaciated and ghostly) material sometimes drifts\r\ninto\r\nconsciousness; two things I think of as\r\ncontrasting w/\r\nthe more didactic, "European" music associated w/\r\nsaid term. So, Ill avoid terminology and just say\r\nIm\r\nvery glad to know this record." - Greg Kelley, 12/27/05.