Early Hoover recording: one track each, Hoover 'Two Down' and Lincoln 'Benchwarmer'. Slight, but highly recommended record. I might come back to this and write it up a little more, but I'm on my way to an exam now so I'll leave to the words of others....
Again from fourfa:
Hoover/Lincoln split 7" (Art Monk Construction #1). "If you ever had to be stranded on a desert island with four emo records, this has to be one. Perfectly captures everything that was happening in emo in 1993. Gut-clenching pain and sublime beauty at the same time. Amazing."
From Flex discography (fuzzlogic.com):
"Hoover have one of their noisier moments here; still good & powerful. Lincoln are more in the old DC vein, great noisy & still melodic HC. Good pick for DC fans."
And finally, from Art Monk himself:
"It wasn't until over three years after having released this two-song seven inch was I told that I learned that it is so widely held to be the hallmark of the emo genre as it is known today. The fact thay any would pigeon-hole this creation is of greater tragedy than the most searing chord it strikes. Both Lincoln and Dischord recording artists Hoover took the angst and heartfelt restlessness of hardcore and intricately wove it into a fabric channeled by syncopated rhythms and vocals that yearned without plea for pity. The message is sent mid-tempo, yet written by scarred hand in tumultuous melody. No sleep for the self-declared wicked, a record that after almost five years still speaks with ferociousness to the firery woebegotten..."