Carla Dal Forno - The Garden 12"
Label: Blackest Ever Black
Four new, obliquely confessional dispatches from the edge zones of feeling. "You Shouldn't Have To Wait" is an confrontational companion piece / response to her own "Fast Moving Cars". It's a forceful, void-chasing drone-rock led by a "Venus In Furs" bassline. "Clusters" is a bright, electronic pop fantasy in the tradition of Stereolab or Saint Etienne. "Make Up Talk" is a tense, awkward unpicking of a dysfunctional relationship. With "The Garden" Dal Forno pays tribute to Einsturzende Neubauten. Emotionally eloquent, "The Garden" is also her most subtly psychedelic production to date.