F. van der Zwaag
This bunch of tracks begins like tossing your head in the back of the head of your child sitting on your lap! But there also are parts that feel like taking your kid for a sunny ride with the car. This artwork really sums it al up. Glad to hear Flegel's voice again!
Favorite track: Knock On My Door.
Faux Discx is proud to announce the debut 7" from Androgynous Mind; a new project from former Women guitarist-vocalist Patrick Flegel, and whilst only five songs are on the Nightstalker EP, just hearing him with a guitar should be enough to get fans of his former work excited.
Flegel is joined by Morgan Cook, who plays things straight and primal against his dissonance and squall, that is when she isn't wailing along with him, like on the opening pair of tantrums that sound like some lost Harry Pussy recording session. It's over in a blink before segueing into “Knock On My Door,” a spectrally understated pop gem worth playing bleary-eyed at four in the morning. “Knock” revels in Flegel’s distinctive guitar presence, working shapely lattices of notes into descending sheets of melody in a manner both lulling and forceful, but you remember that from Public Strain, right?
Post-punk guitar intricacies rarely mesh with pop hooks so masterfully, yet Flegel has proven himself many times to be staggeringly adept at both. With Androgynous Mind he and Cook have striped their ideas to the bone, revealing a thing both harsh and beautiful, direct and engaging.
Wondrous, resonant, sonorous beauty from an agile, captivating mind. A musician through and through letting the ideas spool out, gather and envelop the listener with such tenderness and kindness. Jason Christie