Married In Berdichev is Denver singer-producer Brittany Gould.
Formerly of punk-funkers Mannequin Makeout, Gould has been operating under her unusual solo moniker since 2006. Her last release was 2010’s free-P Readying, a lush collection of songs buried in a dopamine fog and augmented by fragments of found sound. No Conclusion have directed us towards her latest track, the magisterial ‘Light Comes’.
Like Motion Sickness Of Time Travel, Gould’s music is immersive without being ponderous: it places you in a moment, but also seems to drive inexorably forward. The plenitude of the sound is remarkable: direct attention to one part of the mix and you’ll hear the constant susurration of wind-chimes; turn your focus elsewhere and you’ll catch a squall of feedback, or what might be the peal of a trumpet. Gould’s voice, wreathed in reverb, has a frailty to it – amidst all the bluster, it sounds valiant, brave. Berdichev, it turns out, is the birthplace of novelist Joseph Conrad. Like those trips downriver in Heart Of Darkness, ‘Light Comes’ offers a path into a dense and obscure sonic space.