Ui's first full-length is a set of grooves with the occasional mumbled vocal line and a sedate quality with links to the approaches of instrumentalists from John Fahey to Jim O'Rourke. The effect is similar to a Slint album with two bassists instead of two guitars. Allied to the more organic, instrumental groovesters in the American post-rock scene led by Tortoise, Ui focuses on angular grooves provided by a dual-bass attack. The New York band was formed in 1991 by bassist Sasha Frere-Jones (formerly of the group Dolores and probably better known as a journalist than a musician) with drummer Clem Waldmann, additional bassist Alex Wright, and DJ/percussionist David Weeks. Wright and Weeks left the band by 1993, and were replaced by jazz bassist Wilbo Wright.
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