July 21, 2015
Macho Blush is Austin based Gina Probst, a self taught multi-instrumentalist raised around music and inculcated with the natural sense of experimentation that comes from such elaborate solo-orchestration... as well as the peculiar influence of emergent no-wave sensibilities in psychedelia.
Probst fuses diverse elements into rugged timbres -- a fitful hypnagogia, reflected in the shifting attitude and orientation of vocals and instrumentation alike.
'Firma' shows Probst at work with a willful, shifting sense of focus, creating a blunt, semi-conscious serialism that colors almost all of her recordings. Her obscured voice is the tape's most static element, though it exists in almost constant transposition with itself, sometimes in sparse decay and at others in the center of diffuse swells of noise. The effect is like exploring a dream full of signs and symbols with only an incomplete, and self-modifying, index to their significance.
'Firma' is music that most closely scrutinizes human origins.