SARAH BETHE NELSON: Fast-Moving Clouds: Cassette

Hmm. Feel pretty out of my depth here, ladies and germs. To this untrained ear, Fast-Moving Clouds is very reminiscent of stuff like Mary Lou Lord or the Cowboy Junkies or something; mid-tempo, mostly quiet stuff that toes the line between folk and rock. It’s calm, searching, and more than a little sad. Even when things get revved up a bit (such as the title track with its propulsive percussion and almost ‘60s-sounding chorus), there’s still such a sense of solemnity about it all. Pleasantly surprised that Burger put this out. It resonates strongly, to me, with older 4AD and Matador catalogs. 

 –keith (Burger)