Boomkat Product Review:
Brilliant bubbling bedroom fantasy-scapes from Roe Enney with her first proper album of drum machine, bass guitar and vocal DIY pop, a shining diamond on the always-excellent Root Strata label, huge recommendation if you're into Tara Cross, Happy Meals, HTRK, The Cure, Tropic of Cancer, Cocteau Twins.
"A somnambulant journey through psychedelic bedroom fantasy-scapes, Glare is Roe Enney’s first proper LP after only a few under-the-radar cassette releases on Phaserprone, Discriminate and Piero since 2011.
Recorded over the last couple years in the late evening at the cusp of the witching hour, it unfolds like a manifesto on the devolution of communication. An experiment of thresholds: electronic, political, poetical, Roe Enney touches on the likes of Tara Cross or Anne Clark but only briefly before hurtling into a subterranean world of closed-off obsessions.
"The electronic artist is always enmeshed in a battle of thresholds. What does one do? This is because she, the electronic spirit, is always in the process of change. This spirit is never stable, it is tenuous. It is a moving hierarchy, a royal island with a v. real topography, with its own guard, observation deck, casino. The music on this record firmly pledges allegiance to this island, and yet it is out somewhere on the shore, perhaps ‘dreaming of elsewhere.’ Yet one cannot help what one is. Perhaps the record is cast-off."