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Dobie: . . . But Fear Itself [Big Dada EP, 2012]
. . . lower, given to darkening suddenly like a December afternoon. Halfway through we find ourselves in a thriller flick--two adversaries striding amidst the crowd unnoticed as one tails the other through the atrium of a busy mall. Finally there's a human voice: "You know, he wants to get in and get out without even being noticed, except for the work that's gonna come out to the public in, you know, that Monday." And then a remix of the tailing music, which bears the appropriate title "The Mouse," leaves our story--what else? Unresolved. A-