Boomkat Product Review:
Moody, lo-fi Electro Goth from San Francisco's Water Borders, featuring a cameo from Glasser and remixes from Petals and DJ Murlo. After finding it's right speed, 'Akko' gives a theatrical performance of wraithlike incantations and dramatic vocal cadences, yearning to be Jhonn Balance or Ian Curtis in that eternally endearing DIY-style, and backed up with cut-price Vangelis synth plumage, gloomy atmospheres bordering on Black Metal and a sullen, half-arsed bassline lope. It may sound formulaic, even cliche, but the mushed and blurred arrangement is really on the money. Perhaps the closest contemporary comparison we could make is to Altar Eagle, an observation further reinforced with a Glasser's appearance on 'Rome', where the two duet like a black lip-sticked couple on a holiday to Italy, gliding around, sharing a set of headphones and singing along to the most melancholy experimental gothpop. On the flip Petals also make a vinyl debut, adding a 4/4 pulse to 'Akko' primed for the darker discos, next to Murlo's oddly out-of-context lo-fi Garage remix of 'Rome'. Fans of everyone from Silk Flowers and Cold Cave to oOoOO and Altar Eagle should check this without delay.