TW: this record contains material on suicide and abuse
‘Riderless Horse’ is a lonely album about two people. Like Mount Eerie’s ‘A Crow Looked At Me,’ Nastasia’s first record in twelve years isn’t even an echo: it’s the initial reverberation of real life despair. The jagged candor of her writing is entrusted to expertly patched up vocals and rhyming schemes that share the tight authority of a traditional folk song. As the album winds in and out of autonomy, self-reliance, and horror, the narrative shifts are lashings to the chest. People are not simple, she says. Nor are the people they love. Nor is leaving them.
A favourite: ‘Go Away’
‘Riderless Horse’ is out now via Temporary Residence.