Macrocosmica - Ad Astra
49, 21 Nov - 4 Dec 1997

The name and title conjures up images as diverse as monastic atmospherics and hard techo-terrorism. The knowledge that the drummer is Brendan O'Hare, late of Teenage Fanclub and Mogwai, throws a different spin on things - slacker melodies, perhaps? The reality sounds like a very Scottish spin on the Sonic Youth/Fugazi axis. It's practically over before it's begun, but its rawness is invigorating. Macrocosmica could go on to make an essential unholy racket or they could go the oblivion way of many a local noisenik. The decision is theirs...

Fiona Shepherd