Hermetic - Heartbreakology [Cassette]
From Weird Canada the loveseat intimacy of Bryce Warnes:
Hermetic’s fuzzy-wuzzy post-something pop jams provide a smooth and impossibly catchy underpinning for literate, walking-home-alone lyricism. On “Company You Keep,” Eric Axen (Sightlines) complains of being “too bored to think,” while “Conspicuous Production” hurls verbal volleys at a vacuous music industry, “commerce just like anything else.” Axen’s baritone guitar, Bart Newman’s skin-tight drumming and the pair’s shared honeysweet vocal duties crush the sound space on this too-short tape into loveseat intimacy, “a place where flesh dissolves and minds embrace” (“Man of Letters”). Recommended for advanced students of the science of heartbreak.