Friday, June 3, 2011

Brute Heart

Really interesting mix of dissonant, post-punk energy and exotic post-traditional sounds in this second album from Brute Heart, a trio out of Minneapolis. The free single “Blindfolded” has an unsettling balance of sustained drones and staccato rhythms, a bit of whirling dervish in its ghostly overtones, a touch of Delta 5 in its skittish propulsion.

The album, called Lonely Hunter is out now on Soft Abuse.


Jean-Luc Garbo said...

I like this song much more than Sea Pony! And it's on one of my favorite labels, Soft Abuse! Thanks for posting this, Jen. The Carson McCullers allusions are pretty amusing, too.

Lorenzo said...

Nice post! I recently stumbled onto your blog and am impressed. Looking forward to more!

jenniferpkelly said...

Thank you, Lorenzo, I'm glad you like it.

Andrew, I like the Sea Pony, too, but it seems kind of ephemeral and almost too pretty to stick, if you know what I mean. This is a lot more prickly and difficult -- and interesting -- in my view.