Posted on 12/10/2012 by admin
Group Rhoda is a one-woman outfit from San Francisco, her debut album ‘Out Of Time, Out Of Touch’ is out now via Night school records and happens to be one the years most unexpected highlights. The project is a dub-infused, industrial-like, pop hybrid that has nods and winks to diverse and varied artists from Suicide via Lee “Scratch” Perry to Cabarat Voltaire and Peaking Lights. The project’s beauty and ultimately its intrigue lies in the marrying of styles and seemingly contradictory sounds, the dark rumbles with the light and the beautiful with the ugly. Snyths and keys pulse and hum with vibrancy and punchy pop, while the drum machine exists in a fluctuating state of paralysis. It’s twitchy, unpredictable and occasionally malevolent. All these oddball characteristics blend gloriously and the results, as found on the debut album, are eight songs that bleed with such coherence and rhythm that at times, it all feels like one epic blurry journey, of which there are no stops, gaps or moments for reflection. Group Rhoda is a project to immerse oneself in and once you’re in there, you’re not going to want to leave.
Daniel Dylan Wray