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THE BRAND NEW York band Cell includes singer-guitarists Ian Adam and Jerry DiRienzo, drummer Keith Nealy (who was simply once a guitar tech for Sonic Youth) and bassist David Motamed (ex-Das Damen). The group creates densely textured electric guitar levels of post-punk, a la Sonic Youngsters and Dinosaur Jr., debuting using the record Slo-Blo in 1992. Living Area implemented in 1994 on DGC. That sophomore work, helmed by manufacturer John Agnello (Buffalo Tom, Jay Farrar, Steve Wynn), shown even more nuances than its forerunner do; the dense blare from the preceding record was sculpted into even more supple arrangements these times, using the guitars getting someplace in Crazy Equine territory. Following the dissolution of Cell in the middle-’90s, DiRienzo produced the group Ugly Beauty, which released the record Sweetness in 1997.

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