Photo Credit: Holly Bronko
Aimee Bobruk’s new 12-song opus, ba.’brook, glistens with sad, beautiful sounds. The Austin-based composer and all-around artiste (I love the mailer she used to send me the CD) worked on the album with Brian Beattie (bass playing with Glass Eye; production for Daniel Johnston, Okkervil River, Shearwater) and drummer Dony Wynn, who’s used banana peels and metal for some of his percussion kits. Sound like a pile of creative energy? Well, it’s a quietly confident pile of creative energy; laced with achingly gorgeous guitar tendrils, out of the box percussion and effects, and Bobruk’s avant-pop compositions, which linger in the aural palate in the very best way, kind of like the yummiest mocha mousse ever.
Even though it’s not out until January 29th, ba.’brook is so enticing, I’m moved to share it with you now. ‘Cause in my world, holiday shopping doesn’t begin in November and end in January; it’s a year-‘round affair.
Bobruk (or whoever’s with her in this video for “Two of a Kind”) looks pretty cute as a guy. And, well, that’s just confusing.
Bobruk’s enchanting world can be accessed here.
-Post by Mary Leary