Monogamy: Semifloral 7″ EP (Almost Halloween Time/Citizen of the World/Side Wound Worship, 2016)August 27, 2016 at 4:10 pm | Posted in Reviews | Leave a comment
WCBN’s co-music director is moving to Chicago, but before he leaves he’s dropping off his first vinyl record. This is a fantastic slice of multi-tracked noise-pop, carrying on the spirit of Eric’s Trip and the Microphones/Mount Eerie for the current era of DIY music. Don plays almost everything himself, including a ripping sax solo, an incinerating guitar solo, and buzzy synths on the jammer “Twenty-Twenty”. “Low Morale” is a Casiotone For The Painfully Alone-esque chipper electro-pop anthem about being really depressed. “Finally Happy” is a devastating ethereal goth This Mortal Coil ballad/duet, and Don’s voice kind of sounds like Mark Hosler from Negativland here. Fred Thomas mastered this and recorded most of it, so of course it sounds fantastic. I’m not sure if this is officially out yet but it should be on his Bandcamp eventually.