This brand new epic by Jenny Gräf Sheppard (of Metalux) and Chiara Giovando sits quietly for its real audience in the ages. Both an alarmingly intense and hushed "noise" record and totally whacked "songwriter" record, if it needed a catagory, Enter the Cotton Ring is an exploratory mack truck of left-hemisphere-manifestation-in-time. Unlike the majority of vocal-noise hybrids bubbling up lately, Gräf and Giovando refence neither sound poetry, nor metal (for the dudes) or jazz balladry (for the ladies) but instead a novel hybrid of dream-incantation, lieder and effects that electronics might achieve but how? An unsettling mix of vocal wrenching and melifluousness, effected guitar twang fuckery and intuitive anti-system electronics, it'll send you on a rapid shuttle-ferrey on the space-time straits compells you to keeping chewing slowly. No CD issue or promotional tour on the horizon, just a psychedelic Western recently shot in the Badlands (no joke) for this will be part-soundtrack. Grab while you can. Twelve stars.
released October 17, 2013
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