Hanging Freud (at times it has been called Hangin Freud) is the duo of
Paula Borges and Jonathan Skinner whose brand new album Nowhere
continues the way the Brazil/British duo has been trudging since
the beginning of the 10s. It is an enchanting bound of droning
vibrant organs, hovering synths, and restrained female singing.
Undoubtedly this is an uncompromising yet blissful pop album inspired
by Joy Division yet drifting toward more synth-driven direction. Yet
it is neither a new wave nor a synth-pop release. Its poppy strain
reflects upon something else. At times it may be considered an
accelerated version of Lycia or a pre-exorcized rebound of Cocteau
Twins. If such a sort of album were released 35-40 years ago it would
have been considered a hallmark outing. The outstanding issue is a
part of the discography of myhand.thanx imprint.