ANDROGYNOUS MIND - Nightstalker FAUX026
Androgynous Mind is a project featuring former Women guitarist-vocalist Patrick Flegel, and whilst only five songs are on the Nightstalker EP, just hearing him with a guitar should be enough to get fans of his former work excited.
Flegel is joined by Morgan Cook, who plays things straight and primal against his dissonance and squall, that is when she isn’t wailing along with him, like on the opening pair of tantrums that sound like some lost Harry Pussy recording session. It’s over in a blink before segueing into “Knock On My Door,” a spectrally understated pop gem worth playing bleary-eyed at four in the morning. “Knock” revels in Flegel’s distinctive guitar presence, working shapely lattices of notes into descending sheets of melody in a manner both lulling and forceful, but you remember that from Public Strain, right?
Post-punk guitar intricacies rarely mesh with pop hooks so masterfully, yet Flegel has proven himself many times to be staggeringly adept at both. With Androgynous Mind he and Cook have striped their ideas to the bone, revealing a thing both harsh and beautiful, direct and engaging.
Recorded by Androgynous Mind.
Mastered by Joe Caithness at Subsequent Mastering.
Layout by Dan Reeves.
Released by Faux Discx on black dinked 7" vinyl in a matt, reverse grey-board printed sleeve. Hand-numbered edition of 300.
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