LUKE WYATT (TORN HAWK) ~ HERETIC NORTH JERSEY COMPACT DISC CD

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The artist known primarily as Torn Hawk offers a new collection under his given name. Though recorded more than a decade ago, the work ‰ÛÏHeretic‰۝ most resembles is last year’s ‰ÛÏUnion & Return‰۝. It’s stuffed with the sort of unambiguous grabs for emotion that defined ‰ÛÏU & R‰۝, voiced in the vernacular of 90’s electronica. The opening track warns you to ‰ÛÏStop Protecting Yourself‰۝, prepare for intimacy, and get ready to cry at the movie, and the heavily melodic music that follows does it’s best to smudge your eye makeup. As usual, Wyatt offers a shifting array of references, but manages to meld everything together into an appealing alloy. Synth vistas extend to a horizon cut through by slashing guitar figures; noise makes peace with MOR. Shoegaze tropes get stuffed in a pair of cowboy boots and left under a bunk at the Alabama Space Camp. Through it all, Wyatt’s guitar dances and glints with trademark shimmer, rendering the sound of loss in tough-guy watercolor drips across a drive-in movie screen 50 feet high.


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