H. Kink


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Indie outfit H. Kink (the alter-superego of Lisa Rieffel) is a Los Angelean project renouncing 20th century linear songwriting in favor of something a little less definable, a bit sassier and harder to pin down. Faintly art-rock, with a theatrical, funhouse lean – H. Kink dive similar experimental depths as of Montreal or Cocteau Twins… but with decidedly arousing self-production techniques (acoustic guitar recorded on a Rite-Aid lapel mic) that instantly become fully produced when looped frantically through the Montserrat Neve modules and Urei 1176LN compressors at Wendy & Lisa’s fabled bungalow studios wherein the band recorded and mixed its debut album 'Wish I Were Here', in early 2019. While sticking mainly to the assortments of dirty bar-bathroom femmepop, H. Kink occasionally swim into more languid waters, such as love balladry or pseudo-country … before departing instantly back into its comfort zone which is postpost post-adolescent pop-heat loops, tunnel-visioned ass shakers propelled by psychedelic shrapnel, harmonizing and tripping along until the pills wear off, the sun comes up, or probably both. Bipolar mood swings, an obsession with 818-Hollywood, lust, and self-loathing/discovery, all jammed into thumping pop-voids take us to the far left of what can be accomplished when locked inside a hot, windowless room outfitted with nothing but a MIDI Controller, an acoustic guitar, and a laptop...

~ Jay Carlos, Tight.AF