Boomkat Product Review:
Segmented with Proust-like logic into four autonomous segments, 4 Woman No Cry's contributors (Rosario Bléfari, Tusia Beridze, Églantine Gouzy and Catarina Pratter) have essentially put forward an EP's worth of material each which the good folk over at Monika have then collated for your listening pleasure into this, the first of an occasional series. First out of the blocks is Argentina's Bléfari presenting a selection of wooden-hearted songs whose tales of loss and separation consummately transcend the language barrier, with 'Nunca's' manipulation of found-sound, growling riffs and Barbara Morgenstein-esque humming of particular note. Hopping continents, our next destination is Georgia and renowned videophile and Thomas Brinkmann cohort Tusia Beridze whose rendition of Eastern European campfire classic 'Gorod' achieves a startlingly immersive sound that suggests a comparison with Michaela Melian's vocal work. Not relying on a central sound, Beridze next touches upon the emotionally whispered and evocative strings of 'Cvet' before carving a wad of Mistral bass and electro beats on the fabulous 'Wound'. To the streets of Paris next for Églantine Gouzy whose mayfly-like set of 8-bit contributions are nonetheless more than filling, before it's an Easyjet flight down to Vienna with Catarina Pratter for a dessert of electro drenched compositions. A gang of four worth getting excited about...lovely music.