Bethany is a girl who, ironically, performs under the moniker Skirt. Catalog number HG07 marks a convincing debut by Bethany DeMoss, hailing from Texas and now living in the UK techno metropolis Birmingham. As DJ she has been spinning industrial and harder sounds and it feels here.
The first track, “In The Meadow Under The Stars” is not about tenderness and young lovers but it’s an embroidery of hypnotising hollow sounds on whispering of Gaelic elves. “Ikaros” is rude EQd percussion with interstellar background noise, a tense, almost industrial affair. But it’s not enough as “Six Hours” abandons any human touch in angst-filled drone. Heavy.
thanks for your review; along with the samples, it helped convince me to get the record. it’s a great debut and i’ll definitely be keeping my eyes on this producer, but i do wish these tracks were longer, especially the front side. really, really nice atmospheres, though…