I read the copy below from their PR agency and I didn’t think I would like it one bit. But the two songs I heard are haunting and excellent, almost a bit unnerving in how raw they are. Here is the downlow from their PR. Give them a spin and decide for yourself.
Weather Codes, the new album from Texan songstress Teresa Maldonado (Georgia’s Horse), out on Fire Records. The new album is a study in heartbreak and loneliness set amidst the backdrop of the vast landscapes of American Southwest. Drawing influences from her perennial favourites the darkly gothic Bauhaus, as well as Natacha Atlas’ exotic Mish Maoul, the black metal of Venom, Leslie Gore’s protofeminist “You Don’t Own Me” and the psych folk of early Will Oldham. If you listen really carefully you can also hear the swirling sand and the rustling wind in the baking heat of the Texas summer.
Teresa recorded most of the songs at night with her blackmouth cur by her side. They were initially composed on her much loved piano which was in need of some tuning. Having not been tuned since around 1992, the piano had been moved from place to place too many times to count but lent a fractured beauty to her creations. From the early versions on the piano, she started to venture into the more electronic side of music mixing styles and sounds to create a marvelously eclectic collection of songs.