sister blanche

A Weird Tuesday EP highlight:

Sister Blanche’s latest release may well be her best yet. She remains uncompromising in her challenge of what actually constitutes music. Pretty well every normal convention is ignored, except for one. Sister Blanche does believe in a beat, no matter how strange that beat may be. Sometimes it sounds industrial (like banging on machinery), other times more tribal. In any case, whether it is found sounds or electronically created ones, the beats never come from traditional instruments. And it is these fascinating beats that establish the intrigue — an intrigue that is compounded by Sister Blanche’s use of disturbing noise, electronic gurgles, atmospheric hiss, strangled guitars, chants and other vocals. Challenging, but rewarding.