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    King Woman – “Degrida / Sick Bed” – [Sleep Genius]

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    I come to herald San Fransister Kristina Esfandiar as King Woman.
    Her voice brims with absinthe and pillows you into a state of
    surrender. The first cut, “Degrida” (as in degradation) has
    a familiar acoustic guitar skipping in the graveyard before
    her voice opens up like a hollow tree, or an endless open
    grave. You fall in, synth trails behind. Even as her voice
    pushes up into the octaves for a sort of sleep yodel, you
    fall deeper. “Sick Bed” slows the pace with a rocking chair
    of distortion guitar as accompaniment. But again the focus
    is Esfandiar (moonlighting from her Whirr project) and her
    voice, dipped in delay, cloaked in reverb and occasionally
    multi-tracked. Too beautiful for me to belabor the cassingle
    format, and striking hued in blue sound to contrast with
    the red cover and actual cassette. Here’s hoping these
    two tracks are just a soiree, and a full coronation awaits.
    -Thurston Hunger

  • Reviewed by Thurston Hunger on June 12, 2013 at 10:35 pm
  • Filed as A Library,Cassette
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