Reviews

Garde Forestier, ‘S/T’

July 29, 2016

Garde Forestier, ‘S/T’ Field Hymns & Cocktail Pueblo, 6.15.16 Garde Forestier of Tours, France seem intent on presenting themselves as nebulous. Their self-titled debut cassette is a collection of brooding loops that meander through a twilit wilderness, fitting for a moniker that translates to “Forest Ranger.” They... 

Boy Harsher, ‘Yr Body is Nothing’

July 26, 2016

Boy Harsher, ‘Yr Body is Nothing’ DKA Records, 6.20.16 The mesmerizing debut LP from the Northampton, MA-based cold wave duo Boy Harsher is a terrible kind of beauty. Highly danceable fantasy narratives of desire and nuanced discomfort manifest in the ten dark tracks on Yr Body is Nothing. Originally formed under the moniker Teen Dreamz,... 

Joanna Brouk, ‘Hearing Music’

July 19, 2016

Joanna Brouk, ‘Hearing Music’ Numero Group, 5.6.2016 Hearing Music is more or less the only accessible collection from Missouri-born and later California-based composer Joanna Brouk, outside of a modestly successful string of self-released cassettes in the 80s and a re-issue of one — Sounds of the Sea — in the early...