Heart Pressed between stones ATP ReCoRdiNGs 7/10
Mexican-German duo conjure up a spookily beguiling second
Those for whom Björk’s recent forays into avantgarde electronic pop haven’t been mysterious enough will welcome Camila Fuchs. Full of eerie trembles and trills, Camila De Laborde’s voice is similarly ethereal, if sometimes numbed, and she and Daniel Hermann combine to create glistening, immersive soundscapes that borrow from anxious post-rock for “For All Stable Appearances, He Was Wild” and, on “Battlefield”, reanimate Cranes’ early, skeletal, gothic sound, swapping Mary Shelley’s influence for Ballard’s. The funereal “My Body”, meanwhile, finds De Laborde, like Anna Von Hausswolff, unafraid of exploring realms that Diamanda Galás once imagined were exclusively her own.