TIP OF THE TONGUE 20 APRIL 2008
Texas Working Blues
Blackest Rainbow Recordings No Cat
OUT OF STOCK!
Stunning new limited edition cassette album from Christina Carter, in a run of only 200 hand-numbered copies, with liners from Christina, full colour covers and pro-printed tapes. It feels like we have been pretty much constantly drooling over new Christina releases of late but she seems to be in the middle of one of the most creatively-accelerated phases of her career right now and Texas Working Blues is yet another monster in a dazzling run of blats. This one matches choirs of overdubbed voice soaked in a ton of mystery and F/X over electric guitar shapes that move from knotty, almost Jandekian chord puzzles through lucid single-note heartbreak that feels closest to Loren Mazzacane's amazing form circa Hells Kitchen Park or Keiji Haino's recent midnight loop work. But it's the vocals that really grab you by the back of the neck, with supernaturally mournful wordless cries echoing through deep space and lucid sunbursts of west coast-style psychedelic oblivion (something of Jefferson Airplane circa After Bathing At Baxters/Volunteers) carved into some of the most emotionally barren and personally spooked song forms. Haunting and unforgettable, another masterpiece from Christina. Highly recommended. Already sold out at source.