Deleted Scenes is the debut album by futurist dub pop duo Standish/Carlyon, comprising bassist/vocalist Conrad Standish and guitarist Tom Carlyon, both formerly of noir rock group Devastations.
Deleted Scenes continues the process begun on the Devastations album Yes, U, moving away from full-band arrangements towards submerged electronic rhythms and late-night altered states. The atmosphere throughout is one of surreal chic. In rich baritone or impressive falsetto, Standish intones dark, absurdist lyrics over the band’s shimmering take on dub, a sensual, ultramodern gloss disturbed by deep vibrations.
There’s the pulse-quickening progression of "Moves, Moves," the spectral faux-soul of "Feb Love" (featuring vocals from Standish’s wife Jonnine, one-half of HTRK), the icy grind of "Gucci Mountain," the synthetic fractured funk of "Nono/Yoyo" or the deviant denouement that is "2 5 1 1," a collaboration with Benjamin John Power of Blanck Mass and Fuck Buttons.