"Tough to find a more vital Seattle album in 2010 than "Cold Jungle," which compiles tracks by guitar- and synthesizer-based acts who congregate at Cairo, the tiny Capitol Hill retail space that doubles as a silk-screening studio and triples as a performance venue.
The Cairo scene represented on "Cold Jungle" focuses on experimental music that prioritizes groove and mood over formal songwriting, and that's enough of a theme to make a cohesive album. The mood sure does swing, though."
For more of Matson's observations (the record's "all about momentum"), hit this link.
Copies of The Cold Jungle are available on vinyl, cassette, and digipak CD at Cairo both in-store and online (duh), Wall of Sound in Capitol Hill, Ballard's Sonic Boom records, and the Easy Street Records on Queen Anne. Copies are also distro'd through Deathbomb Arc, Mexican Summer's store in NYC, and Olympia's Phantom City Records.