Boomkat Product Review:
This latest from Livity Sound's Surgeons Girl is a genre-fluxing collision of analog synth transcendence and Bristolian bass weight - think Caterina Barbieri or Suzanne Ciani jamming with Peverelist and you'll get the idea.
Surgeons Girl cites Ciani, Laurel Halo and Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith as influences and has a studio full of analog hardware at her disposal, so we're off to a good start here. But it's how she manages to combine her influences that most impresses about "A Violet Sleep". Rather than simply chug along the established kosmische route, Surgeon's girl infuses analog explorations with a rolling west country percussive shuffle that brings it out into fresh territory.
Opener 'Clouded Temper | Small Steps' ushers us into her world slowly, with chopped vocals spiraling around deep, brassy analog stabs, then we really get going on 'Intimate Advance' that's as euphoric as it is propulsive. There's a progressive, harmonic push that reminds of Nathan Fake and the Border Community stable almost, engineered for prime tears on the floor modes - whenever that floor might exist again.