Crystalline Clairvoyance, Fear Of Men.

Crystalline Clairvoyance, Fear Of Men.

It’d be all too easy for Jess Weiss’ perennially glum Brighton brigade Fear Of Men to succumb to complacency what with their every online issuing being instantaneously snaffled up by gorilla vs. bear, a spew of superficially recomposed though hastily regurgitated posts blurted up in its wake – a dubious litany where there should instead be sparing eulogies. Anyhow, another track plucked from the four-piece’s forthcoming Kanine Records-released compilation of sorts, Early Fragments, Seer is made up of three appositely soothing minutes as Weiss’ oracular groans equally neatly befit this heady swell of spectral and aloof jangle. As though observed from above akin to an out-of-body, there’s a strange sense of pride which is aroused within every time they return with a recording which proves commensurately compelling as, if not more so than that to have preceded it. “You made no sense at all/ With my hands around your neck” she sighs in an asphyxiating intonation, as musically the track resonates with a lucid conviction of the best having been and but the rest yet to come. Though as far as Fear Of Men may be concerned, greater successes must surely await. SXSW certainly does, and is seemingly doing so rather impatiently…

Early Fragments is released early next month on some pretty winsome marbled vinyl.

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