Speaking in Snake Tongue is a hand-sculpted relic. Its stark, bent no wave is reminiscent of late 70s New York at a time of rampant political corruption, widespread poverty, the Harlem heroin plague and the Summer of Sam. It is authentic rhythm and soul, perfectly preserved on 1/8th inch cassette tape for more than a decade. BLKLN is a gifted designer of sound and virtuosic guitar player. He's recorded or toured with John Zorn, Jon Hassell, Henry Kaiser, Butch Morris and Tristeza. He makes raw, moving post-punk records in the living room of an apartment in Queens.