ALUMINUM KNOT EYE: Northern Secrets: CDEP

Boy, oh boy. Opening tune takes my hand and leads me to a slide show of the times I’ve fallen in love in my life and I slow dance with the memories. I can’t understand the lyrics, but I’m happy the name of the second jam is called “Mapping Her Contours,” and not “Homicidal Lubricant.” I say jam, and it’s jammy, but not lame. Upon further inquiry, it turns out they are MIDWESTERN! Specifically Haunchyville, WI, pronounced “Honkyville,” I’m sure. My first listen, I was in the garage, building shit, ripping and chopping, drilling and sanding. I listened to it five times in a row, appreciating it more with each spin. This is a perfect soundtrack for the creative process. 

 –Jackie Rusted (Self-released, aluminumknoteye.com)