MOIRA SCAR: Scarred for Life: CD

May 08, 2013

Performing in what they describe as “homemade shaman masks,” this trio out of San Francisco sways from doom to electro punk. Some may dismiss this as experimental noise or just plain weird, but for those that stick it out will hear Nina Hagen’s endearingly screechy antics in “Miss Funcktion” and the verbosely titled, “Magician’s Rant///Ossuery Querry///Spilt Potion.” Changing it up, the three set their trajectory for the stars with the aptly named “Space Time Resonators,” with Man or Astro-Man? keys. The title track is a disorienting house of horrors, falling back on operatic vocals and a chunky bass line fit for an execution which turns disturbingly maudlin. “Telepathos,” probably the most accessible track, ties in early Siouxsie Sioux banshee cries stretched over synth pop keys. High on the creep out factor, this could be a lo-fi soundtrack to a Dario Argento flick; perfect for spooky punks.

 –Kristen K (Resipiscent)