Free Dominguez is no new name around these parts. Some may know her from her work with Kidneythieves, the industrial rock band to which she has lent her voice for more than a decade. As 2012's (.Unearth.) demonstrated though, Dominguez is also a superbly competent soloist, a truth further emphasized by the album's follow-up, the newly released VOLCANO+THE SEA.
A rousing testament to the efficacy of Kickstarter and other
crowd-sourcing platforms, Free Dominguez's third album greets the
listener with a clarity and sophistication rather uncommon among the
subgenre of independent, fan-funded music. It is a more complex
adventure Dominguez takes us on this time. Where (.Unearth.) was comparatively subdued - a stripped-down and ambience-heavy composition - VOLCANO+THE SEA
is a wild and energetic venture that puts the array of Dominguez's
inspirations on display. It is still entrancingly atmospheric, but there
is much more muscle veining the ghost this time around.
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