Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Obedient Wives Club - Cinematica

We were worried that Obedient Wives Club didn't love us any more.  The five-piece from Singapore has been all two quiet on the recording front for several years, although with things like marriages, jobs and other projects (including guitarist Cherie Ko's promising Tomgirl), one can't accuse them of idleness.  However, in mid-July the band released Cinematica, their latest EP of super-addictive Spectorgaze.  For those not familiar with the genre, is is Spector-like wall of sound, female vocals, lots of reverb and a bit of fuzz.  It is retro, atmospheric and, at times lush.  As compared to their prior recordings, the sound is cleaner and the vocals higher in the mix.  And our ears think that it is quite delicious.  Sweet melancholy and wistful sighs, just what the doctor prescribed.

Obedient Wives Club is YinQi Lee (vocals/keys), Keith Tan (guitar), Cherie Ko (guitar/backing vocals), Sulaiman Supian (bass), and Lennat Mak (drums).  Cinematica is released in digital and vinyl formats.  Check your favorite outlet for digital; vinyl will ship in September, and can be pre-ordered at the band's website (linked below).  And you should be able to stream it on Spotify if you are a user.


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