On this record, ROMANCE OF YOUNG TIGERS guide us through an all-consuming, inherently powerful two-part symphony of glacial-paced chord shifts, electromagnetic static, rumbling surface reverberations and resonating warmth. At times, the sound generated resembles that of an angelic choir, as the apparitional, slow-motion melodic drones thaw, melting layer upon layer of sound into pindrop silence and back again into monolithic walls of noise. All of this was recorded absolutely live, as the band refrain from using fancy production techniques and overdubs. Fans of MACHINEFABRIEK should take note: the orbiting manipulated noise and machine like chatter pays heed to the Dutchman. As does the gradual increase of intensity and tension, with the silences throughout as integral as any instrumental factor.
Imagine melting glaciers and roaring waves crashing off a cliff face. Imagine violent thunderstorms and volcanic eruptions. Now envisage ROMANCE OF YOUNG TIGERS constructing this sound. A sound that is absolutely monumental in its own unique way. - Angry Ape review
LP issued February 10, 2009