Best of 2020
First time vinyl pressing of what internet savant Inzane Johnny declared 'the best tape of 2016'. Inzane Johnny is the kind of fella who probably did listen to every tape released in 2016, so if anyone's an authority, it's him! People Skills have been around a good minute, circling the Siltbreeze & BEB circuit aswell as the CD-R underground with a fairly prolific output of lo-fi, ambient-noise indebted avant transmissions. Characteristically, Former January... possesses the same kind of obtuse wonkiness and unnerving primal expression as Peter Jefferies, Alastair Galbraith, Maxine Funke, alongside a little New Haven-style spacey splatter and drone, and might just represent the peak moment of PS output to date, hit as it is with a beautifully sepia quality, all tape texture and grainy hiss. This kind of lo-fi expression can often be alienating, but People Skills always stand out because the sound is so warm and inviting, even when dropping some Wolf Eyes/Harry Pussy style blowouts right in the middle of proceedings - no wonder Inzane was so taken with it. Imported from the US, just five copies in total, alongside the previous two records which are now also in stock.