Album Review: Versions of Modern Performance by Horsegirl
Exceptionally Good, Based on 2 Critics
Exclaim - 90 Based on rating 9/10
Horsegirl have crafted a multifaceted world around their music. It's a world of cryptic zines and primitive, hand-painted merch; of lo-fi music videos in which an antiquated overhead projector strewed with buttons and scraps of paper is the conduit for an affecting tale of love adrift. The band are the main characters at the centre of this Horseworld yet remain one step removed from it, seemingly viewing from afar.
Horsegirl's debut album more than delivers on the promise of the trio's early singles, which sound more like rough sketches in comparison to Versions of Modern Performance's fleshed out sound. The formula of Penelope Lowenstein and Nora Cheng's shared duties on vocals and guitar along with Gigi Reece's insistent beat is a winning one. And adding equal helpings of fuzzed-out noise alongside foolproof melodies ups the ante further.