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A drone whines in the distance; Horoscope jettisons a new 5-track LP titled Misogyny Stone. It has prescient timing: here we sit at the abyss of masculine power. Originally from Miami Florida but living in New York for over a decade, Rene J Nunez-Cabrera produces raw sonic compositions indebted to the visceral experience of performance. The new LP, his second for Wharf Cat, expands his palette of sound and exhibits the artist’s range in 5 succinct opi: from paranoid, buzzing headscapes, to meditative, industrial drumming. Washes and other gestures of contemporary noise abound, but the ultimate descriptor for Nunez’ penchant is mood. The title track contains Nunez’ version of a deep club jam, intertwining light and dark, low and high, with Kathryn Undorfer’s spoken word sitting right in the middle, sonically spotlighted. “narcissist vague” has a religious breadth despite its relatively short existence; while “azebache necklace bought to protect my daughter” is a snare-pegged story of delivering a totem; “new piece (for christian mirande)” starts with an organ’s lament, creepily. Nunez’ distorted, layered vocals then build into a desperate chorus of screams. Horoscope’s sound is embedded in the struggles of personhood. Through modular manipulations and his acute utility of pedals and tapes loops, Nunez’ de- and reconstructs the dynamics of gender relations: look into the misogyny stone; it is opaque and bleak. -Rob Goyanes

HOROSCOPE PRESS The Wire (print) LP Review ...Misogyny Stone creates disquiet more subtly through pitch, temp and clashing elements. Boomkat LP Review Excellent Record. Soundblab LP Review ...a fine, evocative piece of music. BandCamp List of 7 Essential Releases ...It's got moments of both thorny, dissonant density and spacious, graceful beauty. THUMP Premiere of video for “Azabache Necklace” It highlights the malleability of Nunez Cabrera's composition; its gauzy crawl makes equal sense soundtracking bliss and terror.  CLRVYNT Interview & Premiere of "Misogyny Stone" It's the most sonically impressive Horoscope release in terms of clarity, scale and composition. Impose Review of 'Misogyny Stone' ...Nunez-Cabrera now ensures a standalone captivation through sound. Alt Citizen 6 Favorite Tracks of the Week ...a peaceful numbness takes hold as repetition becomes meditation.

PAST HOROSCOPE PRESS Interview and Premiere of “Cortado Con Leche” on Subbacultcha ...a sonic expression of the calm before the storm, one of transition and transcendence, in which there is nothing left to do but ride the third wave. Review of 'Cortado Con Leche' on Impose ...inventive, immersive and moving. Premiere of “Juanita Part 1.” Video on The Fader ...bare-bones track, built on a simple synth phrase that sounds like a bagpipe, a few feedback gargles, and lots of low-buzzing white noise. Premiere of “Juanita Part 1.” on Ad Hoc ...mimicking both the overbearing sedative power of an undulating tide and quiet morning moments of self-inspection.

Bio

A drone whines in the distance; Horoscope jettisons a new 5-track LP titled Misogyny Stone. It has prescient timing: here we sit at the abyss of masculine power. Originally from Miami Florida but living in New York for over a decade, Rene J Nunez-Cabrera produces raw sonic compositions indebted to the visceral experience of performance. The new LP, his second for Wharf Cat, expands his palette of sound and exhibits the artist’s range in 5 succinct opi: from paranoid, buzzing headscapes, to meditative, industrial drumming. Washes and other gestures of contemporary noise abound, but the ultimate descriptor for Nunez’ penchant is mood. The title track contains Nunez’ version of a deep club jam, intertwining light and dark, low and high, with Kathryn Undorfer’s spoken word sitting right in the middle, sonically spotlighted. “narcissist vague” has a religious breadth despite its relatively short existence; while “azebache necklace bought to protect my daughter” is a snare-pegged story of delivering a totem; “new piece (for christian mirande)” starts with an organ’s lament, creepily. Nunez’ distorted, layered vocals then build into a desperate chorus of screams. Horoscope’s sound is embedded in the struggles of personhood. Through modular manipulations and his acute utility of pedals and tapes loops, Nunez’ de- and reconstructs the dynamics of gender relations: look into the misogyny stone; it is opaque and bleak.

Tracklist

1. Drone Gold
2. Misogyny Stone
3. Narcissist Vague
4. Azabache Necklace Bought to Protect My Daughter
5. New Piece

For Fans Of

Pharmakon, Psychic TV, Dreamcrusher

Home Market

Brooklyn, New York - United States

Album Details

Artist

Horoscope

Album Title

Misogyny Stone

Street Date

04/21/2017

Order Due Date

03/24/2017

Discount

5% (ends 04/27/2017)

Genre

Rock/Alternative

Label

Wharf Cat Records

Parent Label

House Arrest

Configuration

Vinyl Longplay 33 1/3

Price Code

LP18

UPC

616892467144

Box Lot

25

Catalog #

WCR046

Album Details

Artist

Horoscope

Album Title

Misogyny Stone

Preorder Date

02/24/2017

Street Date

04/21/2017

Genre

Rock/Alternative

Label

Wharf Cat Records

Parent Label

House Arrest

Configuration

Digital Audio Longplay

UPC

886446352633

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