JOEY MOLINARO / VALERIE KUEHNE: Split 7”

New Yorker’s Molinaro and Kuehne string up two new nail-biting tracks a piece. First up, Molinaro teeters at the apex of anxiety as he screeches his way through a Hitchcockian soundscape entitled, “Pranayama of Kali.” On the second track, Joey’s neurotic violin is laid over by foot stamps. His muted vocals haunt, like a preternatural voice from beyond the pale. Kuehne, a member of the Cello Madness Congress, opts for a slower cadence in “West Virginia” and flails into spoken word theatrics and finger plucking, while “Long, Long Sleep” cuts like a glassy-eyed lullaby sung by Virginia Woolf as the weight of the stones pull her under. Not for the faint of heart.

 –Kristen K (Inverted Music Company, joeymolinaro.com)