CO/R – Gudrun
Joy Orbison and Will Bankhead's collaborative Hinge Finger label returns to action after a two-year hiatus. Fittingly, this comeback 12" was produced by Orbison and Meandyou co-founder Herron, under the previously unseen CO/R pseudonym. Musically, it's typically dark, woozy and clandestine, with the duo melding off-kilter, broken techno rhythm patterns, murky sonic textures, metallic melodies and pulverizing bass. Opener "Bells, Walking" is arguably the highlight, featuring as it does some evocative, stretched-out synthesizer strings amongst the rubbery percussion, though the decidedly fuzzy "Gudrun" and sludgy, pitched-down industrial funk of "Dripback" are almost as good.