Boomkat Product Review:
Enchanting solo guitar works from emergent NYC artist Rachika Neyar, sharing the intimate sketches that fed into her recent debut album ‘Our Hands Against The Dusk’
Hosted by her pals at Commend See - the brick ’n mortar shop/community stemming from RVNG Intl. - Rachika’s ‘fragments’ feel like leafing thru someone’s personal scrapbook of photos and notes, so rich is the evocative quality of her style. The 11 pieces barely even trouble the 3 minute mark at their longest, and catch her cycling thru lissom loops that previously laid the groundwork for her debut album, as released by NNA Tapes earlier this year, revealing that record’s rawer, yet sophisticated, working-out with virtuosic. finger-picked intricacies rendered lushly diaphanous by supple application of delay pedals. Even in their brief, ephemeral lifespans, each part is imbued with a miniature narrative that adds up to something of a full story for the attention spans of the Tik Tok generation, and a must check for anyone smitten with recent turns from Celestial to Julia Reidy.