FOG LAMP: Conversation?: CS

Jan 27, 2023

The first release from the Bay Area’s dark wave project Fog Lamp, this cassette is a great introduction to what seems like a super promising band. Though this is kind of a boring thing to say about a recording, I think the mixing on this is particularly good—sometimes, with the more electronic dark wave stuff, vocals can get muddy or too processed but, here, the vocals are at the forefront with a later-era Murder City Devils vibe that eases more into the electronica side. With some experimental elements mixed with some raucous party vibes, this also is like a more slow-paced version of The Faint but with similar dance sensibilities. Overall, I did enjoy and would listen again. –Theresa W. (Willow House)

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