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On my stereo this week: Kim Gordon’s ‘Sketch Artist’.

While it probably sounds like one of the most off kilter album’s of the year, Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon’s No Home Record is still nonetheless strangely appealing. For the record, the folks at NME called Gordon’s new album “an accessible guitar record that surprises…” Honestly, I don’t know what shit they were on while listening to it, but in my opinion while songs like AirBnB, Hungry Baby and Eathquake have great jangly guitars and rumbling bass moments, No Home Record is more than just an “accessible guitar record”. With an incredible array of distorted synths, pulsating beats and loops and some very strangest experimental pop, it is one of the year’s most wildly inventive album that even pop chameleon Charli XCX would adore. While I really like AirBnB, it’s the album’s opening track Sketch Artist that shows off the album’s most surreal moments. By the way, I really love Gordon’s bass work throughout the album and as always her breathy voices even if they are contorted for effect.

Robert Horvat is a Melbourne based blogger. He believes that the world is round and that art is one of our most important treasures. He has seen far too many classic films and believes coffee runs through his veins. As a student of history, he favours ancient and medieval history. Music pretty much rules his life and inspires his moods. Favourite artists include The Beatles, Pearl Jam, Garbage and Lana Del Rey.

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