Kate Shilonosova is a Moscow-based producer, composer, designer and front girl of the Moscow new wave-post punk band “ГШ”. There are significant Kate Bush comparisons to be made on Marafon 15: the meandering structure and whimsical nature of the production, vocally when she hits the high notes – even before you get to the video, which is pretty much a direct homage to Bush’s avant-garde theatrics – but it more than holds its own.
JFDR is the solo project of Icelandic artist Jófríður Ákadóttir. I was a big fan of her 2017 album Brazil and Drifter is a clear standout from her new LP New Dreams. Her voice is incredible – taut and fragile – and the production is pretty much exclusively stripped-down and skeletal. Tense music for tense times.
Extremely intense experimental art-pop taken from MHYSA’s new album NEVAEH. Found the album really challenging, and not always in a good way, but this one stood out for me. Impressive, if perhaps not entirely enjoyable.