No Mas Bodas

Erotic Stories From the Space Capsule

Texas Platters

No Mas Bodas

Erotic Stories From the Space Capsule

The debut LP from local lady quartet No Mas Bodas unspools like a cosmic love letter. As such, the release party for Erotic Stories From the Space Capsule includes a wedding ceremony in which all four members eternally commit themselves to one another. If that sounds strange, musically their tastes follow suit, adding cello, sax, xylophone, harp, and beats from Sheila Scoville's "magic box" to Sarah Malika's guitar. Sonia Saxon's cello on "Night Ships" and elsewhere creeps through Erotic Stories like a ghost, but Kristina Boswell's operatic vocals on "Celestial Alleyways" and electro-psych brain massage "Floating" balance the dread with more melody. With the exception of straightforward closer "From the Sea," NMB drifts through the same amorphous electronic clouds as the Residents and Tuxedomoon. In less capable hands, this mix could be a mess, but this marriage knows interstellar ambience. (No Mas Bodas exchanges vows Friday, Feb. 26, at Cheer Up Charlie's, formerly Ms. Bea's.)


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