Another week, another discovery. Look what I found in our public library: a debut album by a Spanish
artist duo band project Russian Red sung in English. (In contrast to what Wikipedia says, the sleeve notes specify that “Russian Red is Lourdes Hernández & Brian Hunt”.) Intrigued, how could I not borrow it? More crucially: why I never heard of somebody who recorded Fuerteventura? (Why, indeed, didn’t I record an album called Fuerteventura myself?)
Back to Glasses: no, it’s not perfect, but beautifully flawed. It reminds me of Nina Nastasia’s earlier work. Maybe not as dark but with lyrics as witty and, at times, as weird.
Kiss My Elbow
And every five minutes I look at the door