HARSH R: The Year of the Dog: CS

Harsh R is an electronica act from Olympia with a smidgen of punk and industrial influences. It’s danceable and aggressive, but strictly for people as interested in the hardware utilized to record electronica as they would be in the end product. I can’t tell if it’s over my head or if it’s incredibly dumb, but it’s kind of funny how angry it is. I can imagine people dancing to it in a club and then suddenly starting to playfully incorporate assaultive/fighting style motions on one other. Yes, it’s that odd. –Art Ettinger (Self-released, harshr.bandcamp.com)