Slint's Boston concert last spring was maybe enhanced by their silence between songs, they said nothing to the audience that night, aside from playing music. A plain and efficient approach, most of the songs done as precisely as on the the albums (weird ones from Tweez later imitated by bands like Tortoise or Pavement). Spiderland was meant to be listened to on vinyl with a good stereo.

Typewriter poems printed as sculptural fields, along with being text. The unevenness of the lines, when a key is hit harder than usual it shakes the line. Olsonian use of the entire page is imitation of urban or rural landscapes, a technique John Wieners occasionally used and perfected those few times he chose.

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