Transfix: S/T 12"
Debut LP from this new Olympia band featuring members of Gag and the Family Stoned. Broadly, I think this fits in with the broader goth / darkwave resurgence that's happening all over the world, but like most everything I tend to hear out of Olympia these days this is pretty next level in terms of the overall ambition of the music, production, and arrangement. Everything is quite complex and creepy, even veering toward modern classical or musique concrete in places. It definitely has the catchiness of bands like Pleasure Leftists, but with the added artsy sensibility of Olympia stuff like Cairo Pythian or Broken Water. A really beautiful and singular LP that it's going to take me a little while to wrap my head around.