Spellbinding house, with a twist.
"Reprise AoUFC," this record's B-side, is more typical of the terrain they have so far explored together. It's terrain that fans of Terre Thaemlitz and her many projects may identify with. The trio share a fondness for classic deep house tropes, repetition, gently subverted rhythms and social commentary that addresses gender, religion and oppressed peoples. (Klein is the namesake of an Austrian-born 20th century sociologist who advanced the theory that femininity was largely a cultural construct.)
"Reprise AoUFC" is powered by the kind of skewed-but-soulful beat that Theo Parrish does so well, and a spoken-word vocal that sounds like a recording of a sermon, something Klein actually did on one of her first records in 2014. "I don't have time to wait till we get to heaven for it to be alright," a woman insists, before making a plea for universal equality: "Everybody has a place in God's kingdom. In this kingdom everybody belongs." The voice of another African-American woman, quoting the Bible—"With loving kindness have I drawn thee"—is looped and layered. The weight of its message may be lost in many clubs, but when absorbed at home, it's this standout record's emotional counterpoint.