Cigarettes After SexKeep On Loving You

I love the idea of just being. Often Cigarettes After Sex are ascribed the gender-bending tag, because yes Greg Gonzalez’s voice is not of one solid element, (much like the music,) it’s very oceanic and fluid, but the humanity of the work is the most stirring and evocative element beyond the initial m-or-f curiosity. Whether it’s the minimalism like rain without a storm, it finds a way to crawl into your space like the shadow being cast from the building next door. “Keep On Loving You” is more like catching a shadow than lightning in a bottle, its presence is a bit like a mystery, it just is.

The Brooklyn-based quartet led by Gonzalez are putting the murkiness on record with the ep Affection, perfect for year end contemplation.