With a greater emphasis on instrumentation than previous features the first track to surface from the album, I Love My Boyfriend, which was released on the 22nd as a standalone single and is available on bandcamp, opens with a bulging bass-line (how could I not be enamoured?) prior to dissolving in to a dreamlike composition that unfurls as though in slow motion, in to which the mind becomes entranced by the hazy soft brushes of the song.
The almost three year gap in last being featured coincides with the release of the LP The Great Cybernetic Depression rather than purely my own incompetence.
There is a certain inevitability that when Princess Chelsea and Jonathan Bree, the New Zealand melancholia producer, get together, which they do from time to time, the music will be anything but straightforward.
We Are Strangers, the eighth of the ten tracks on The Great Cybernetic Depression, echoes around the room as the layers of sound float like slowly passing clouds. The two voices seem to appear from isolated and distant corners whilst the music shrouds the spaces between the two creating the feeling of separation and the listener is left with a sense of desperate loneliness.