ON this fathers day (here in the UK at least) it seems almost fitting to write about father-daughter group SPC ECO (pronounced Space Echo), the elder being Dean Garcia formerly 50% of Curve, joined by singer (and junior) Rose Berlin. Their album Dark Matter, which dropped less than a year ago, was widely revered and respected, but they’re already back with new material, this time a new single ‘Out of My System’, and a new album ‘Anomalies’, out on August 19th via Saint Marie Records.
Part bubbling synth-pop of the very darkest variety, part giant winding swathes of industrial like noise with glances towards trip hop thrown in there, the thing that really makes ‘Out of my system’ work is Rose Berlin’s vocal, a gloriously ethereal and almost whispered delivery, but one which has the ability to speak directly to you. Or maybe that’s the purring, stretching melody that does that, but it’s enough to move you.
Check it out here