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Anu heads West. Modernist stylings, oblique themes, and odd parallels combine to produce a Western-influenced alternative album.

Classic cowboy sounds. Spaghetti westerns. T.S. Eliot’s “The Waste Land”. Bay Area boom towns. The Mojave desert. Manifest Destiny. The closing of the American West.

Voice. Wind, dust, rust, sand and wood. Twangy Telecaster. Creaking and buzzing acoustic guitars. Prepared piano clunks and sighs. Synthesizers sing and thrum. Melodica. Electronic beats, shakers, and hand claps.

Techs-Mex. Cowbot. Clip-clop trip-hop. Downhome downtempo. Westronica.