CHANDRA: Transportation: 2 x LP

Praise be to Telephone Explosion for not only making the collected Chandra EPs available again, but including two unreleased demos that only add to the feeling of total awe at the sounds of the tween genius and true punk, Chandra Oppenheim. These moments of post-punk and mutant disco—by way of a twelve-year-old raised in an intellectual free space and fascinated with mind control and inner fire, and two grown New York artists with an EP on John Cale’s label—are somehow direct and psychedelic, the realest and surrealest, inviting comparisons to Yoko Ono and Lizzy Mercier-Descloux but standing as a singular expression. Sharp, strange, visionary, and completely essential. –Matt Werts (Telephone Explosion, telephoneexplosion.com)