GIRLS IN SYNTHESIS: Now Here’s an Echo from Your Future: LP/CD

Just like the recent Cool Jerks album, this captures a lot of what is going on inside my head in a year which is totally fucked up and unlike anything else I’ve faced. That connection is more from the music than the lyrics as it hammers away—fueled by anger and despair, creating an aural avalanche that one cannot avoid. There is a dark post-punk undercurrent to Girls In Synthesis but it is definitely an outlet for a combination of sounds/noises to assault the listener. Nothing is wasted, with all input adding to the overall picture, creating quite a lush quality despite the sense of sparseness the band’s imagery portrays. This is from the top drawer. –Rich Cocksedge (Harbinger Sound, [email protected], harbingersound.bigcartel.com)