The Vedette duo are Manuel Stagars and Neil Carlill, two transplanted Europeans now residing on opposite edges of America, and this is their debut on Stilll Records. These are disturbed collages of dirty experimental hip-hop (à la Clouddead), illuminated like stained glass by vividly poetic lyrical rays. Their auspiciously combined talents have created something belonging to a world all its own. Here the tandem takes root in the muddy earth of neodeconstructed pop, where Xiu Xiu serenely intertwines with Captain Beefheart. Composer and vocalist Neil Carlill was a founding member of Delicatessen, who recorded three albums on the UK's Vanguard mid-'90s alternative/experimental music scene. Manuel Stagars is a composer, artist and producer. He has recorded many experimental/ambient albums and has a fetish for cassette tapes, samples, flute whistles, ukuleles, the para-military and Dadaist looseleaf concrete. Combined to produce music from a concrete future. The past is sleeping around right now and being reconstructed by Vedette.