Every track on Feelings Of Entropy is built on a single-note, arpeggiated bassline, the kind that perfectly score nighttime driving scenes in '80s neo-noirs. The title track's vocals, however, depict a more dystopian setting, perhaps the depressing world of Carpenter's 1989 alien mind-control flick They Live. After the beautiful, somewhat nonsensical line, "Long-forgotten heartbeats pound loud in the night, from a storytelling memory, the streetcar's lights approaching and blinking in my eyes," Boruzescu tells the listener, "Embrace this war… You've seen it coming."
Boruzescu keeps up the foreboding mood with her instrumentals. On "Twilight Blindness," she builds a terse atmosphere from wheezing synths, eventually introducing a trebly, post-punk bassline. On "Sympathy For The Suspicious," she looks back a decade further, to the baroque '70s soundtracks of prog-horror groups like Goblin. Unlike a lot of analog fetishists functioning in this zone, Boruzescu isn't aiming for a carbon-copy. She counters her skill for sinister leads with low-slung, 105 BPM disco-not-disco. "Sympathy"'s panning hi-hats lighten things up, and the funky percussion only cuts out for a synth climax that could soundtrack some overwrought Satanic ritual. Like the best horror directors, Boruzescu understands that a little camp goes a long way.