New Music Critique: Stalkid

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Dark, hypnotic and ultimately unsettling, these recordings by Minneapolis artist Stalkid (Roman Non) give off a spooky, hypnotic glow that illuminates a fine-line between desperation and insanity. “Dreams In The Witch House,” “My Heart Is A Stone” and “A Curse for Enemies” each has an appropriately imperfect, unvarnished quality, a rough authenticity that allows for an occasional off-key moment, all of it serving the unsettling vibe these songs emit. Along the way, the artist dishes surprises, like a fluid, blues-reeking guitar solo that’s fueled by “a hole where my soul used to be.” This is convincingly dire and ultimately unsettling stuff that takes us out of the club and into the asylum.

Contact: stalkidCO@gmail.com
Web: stalkid.bandcamp.com
Seeking: Label, Booking, Film/TV
Style: Alternative