Ray Creature is a duo from Bloomington, Indiana consisting of Jon Erich Booth and Natascha Buehnerkemper. This cassette is a companion release to Ray Creature’s self-titled LP that is being released on Sister Cylinder.
Ray Creature play music that has been classified as synth pop, goth and darkwave. However, Ray Creature has carved out a unique space for their sound. Opposite the popular lo-fi style where all the instruments run together in the murk, the production on “Don’t Stop Talking” is crisp and clear – funky basslines, percussion, synthesizer – all maintain their own space, while seamlessly molding to each other.
The vocals are the real stand out on this cassette. Booth’s deep baritone post-punk voice is at times morose, aggressive and poignant. Buehnerkemper’s backing vocals sound right off of a 70s no-wave record and complement Booth’s smooth tone. The melodies are catchy yet ephemeral. You’ll find yourself humming “Success” and wondering where the melody came from.
RIYL – Blessure Grave, Night Sins, Lust For Youth
released May 9, 2014
Jon Erich Booth - Vocals, Instrumentation
Natascha Buehnerkemper - Vocals