by Sacha Vukic in New Music on Wednesday 9 January 2008

The Depreciation Guild is two guys and a Famicom. That’s techno for a certain brand of gaming hardware — Nintendo. The result is an intoxicating swirl of shoegaze dreampop and electro artfulness that leaves you swooning. Kurt Feldman and Christoph Hochheim take notes from My Bloody Valentine, Ride, and Cocteau Twins, as well as more contemporary acts like M83 and Ulrich Schnauss. Hmmm. Taking your beloved old school Nintendo Entertainment System to unexpected concert-hall packing potential; now there’s an idea! Their album — In Her Gentle Jaws — is available for free download via their website. [hear also the music of fellow Brooklynites, Yeasayer]

Listen to The Depreciation Guild track, Sky Ghosts.