Album review

K - Goldfish

Inhabiting the same wasteland of sparse sadcore as Low, Karla Schickele can make the plainest of melodies sob with poignancy. "None Of My Business" and the prickly "Keep Your Eyes On The Road" sound almost like practice exercises for the struggling pianist, but given the sincere delivery of her soul-baring laments they become truly mesmeric. The raw timbre of her voice on "Complete" is particularly chilling.

Rating: 3 / 10


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