c.Kostra: Now I Feel It (Pytch, 2016)January 12, 2017 at 9:23 pm | Posted in Reviews | Leave a comment
c.Kostra is Ryan Olcott, who used to be in 12 Rods in the ’90s, and was also a part of Zod Records group Mystery Palace. He also produced Devata Daun’s Look, one of my out-of-nowhere favorite albums of last year. This album continues with the smudged-tape-wave sound of that album, but it adds more of a smooth funk style. It’s definitely more ’80s sounding, but filtered through a malfunctioning tape deck. Pretty much every song has vocoders. There’s horns, cozy guitars, Linn drums (especially on “Girls N Minneapolis”), and slow jams. The tracks in the middle get choppy and glitchy, but others are a little more breezy. Gloriously fractured and warped. Listen at Bandcamp.