PARTON KOOPER PLANETARIUM: Glass & Bone: LP

Off pewter pink vinyl, this experimental shoegaze duo combines the starkness of Throbbing Gristle plus Catherine Wheel’s languid chord progression and whiney feedback. At times disorienting, at others, infectious, PKP map out an inscrutable journey through disappointment, creation, and arcane forces. Male vocals float through the murky ether as if from another world, but on “For Pioneers,” female vocals appear in stark contrast to the rest of the album. “Future Unions” boasts the most distinct guitar hook, while “Abstraction” and “Gasoline” are carefully nuanced walls of guitar and horns. For those that dig arty, math rock, this might be your new favorite album. Recommended.

 –Kristen K (The Static Cult Label, thestaticcultlable.com)