song premiere: "Cellophane" - Grace Vonderkuhn
Sometimes the only way to make it through to the other side is to go headlong through the noise and on "Cellopahne", artist Grace Vonderkuhn tunnels through tumultuous and rocky currents to emerge unhindered.
For a little more than five minutes, Vonderkuhn submerges you totally in a gradual emergence of vehement sounds. At times the brash guitar and and steady percussion move in synch with her soprano, a noisy but gentle prodding. And then the dynamic changes completely, as if Vonderkuhn and her bandmates have become unhinged, her vocals breaking to a scream, guitar and bass arriving with a thick riotous cry, drums lingering in the background as a steady impression. It culminates in a biting, abrupt ending, twisting you all about before leaving you in its wake, unharmed but stunned. It's satisfying and sinister, making it easy to see why so many are so excited about Vonderkuhn's upcoming album out 2/23.