Sunday, November 17, 2013
Everything about 'My Heart Has Been Broken By One Unfit To Name' is unsettling. Leakey's voice is deep and dark, possessed by the same demon that hung from the chords of Scott Walker's throat on his 2006 album 'The Drift'. She wets and parts her lips, crawling breathy and choked and tortured across a draped cloth of extended notes and Lovecraftian metaphor. The track creeps and saunters and sidles, the floorboards dry and brittle beneath fingers that stroke and scratch in equal measure. She sings, her tongue rolling across each word, savouring a venomousness lexicon 'fore letting them drip, agonised and malicious upon the ground. It is wholly, and grotesquely troubling.
However, the single's also strangely captivating, so pre-order it from Christine Leakey's Bandcamp.