Taking its track names from chapter headings of the Xenofeminist Manifesto, the 'White Nurse' EP channels Jennifer Walton's frustrations as a fan of Power Electronics, a genre constantly flirting with fascist imagery. The EP instead proposes a more constructive and critical aesthetic, pointing towards the Xenofeminist manifesto as a collection of ideas allowing for transcendence of the current state of gender and body politics that is often tied down in ideas of what is 'natural' and therefore 'right'.
'If nature is unjust, change nature!' - XF manifesto
In 7 blistering tracks noise pour from the tips of frayed nerves, disembodied voices scream and croak and ancient emotions are warped into unrecognisable forms. The growing pains of a new humanity becoming.
I'm truly impressed by the creation of sound textures and spaces on "For You and I". Loraine James works in a very fluid musical space, an area where beats and sounds shift and flow at a mercurial pace, using fast change and rapid movement as effectively as samples and loops.
It's a strong release, and a significant move forward within the electronic genres. James should be applauded for her work on this album, along with her impressive skills and talents... rikm