I’m a sucker for anything that puts the focus on stringed instruments. Just like how I discovered Dirty Three years too late, I don’t know how Talkdemonic slipped by me for as long as they did.
The music the Portland duo creates is a brooding, deep-woods symphony, reflecting well the terrain of the Northwest. Without lyrics, the instruments do the job of emoting, with Lisa Molinaro’s violin and cello playing working to convey the heart of the music. Kevin O’Connor handles the drums and electronics sequencing and the result is something that broodingly straddles the genres of indie rock, electronica, and post rock to a pleasant end.
The duo released their third album, Eyes At Half Mast in late 2008 and will be playing a show this Saturday February 5th at Portland’s Doug Fir Lounge. Lucky Madison labelmates Ah Holly Fam’ly and local dark folkies Nurses and will be opening up the evening.