"Rustic Machinery" C23

On this criminally short 5 song EP, PDX’s Alison Dennis manages to make keys, clarinet, drums and vocals sound like a raucous orchestra in full swagger. Her theatrical bent and mastery of the counterpoint prove both innovative and playful and really, really shouldn’t be glossed over. While the first song’ll have you singing “I want to live in your sweat glands” at odd hours of the day, it’s the second and third song that belong on everyone’s weirdo-prog-indie mixtapes, back to back. That special someone you make it for will be asking for more, so you better hope Dr. Something delivers another dose pronto!

-- Jacob An Kittenplan