Stream Crater Talk To Me So I Can Fall Asleep (Stereogum Premiere)
Crater’s debut album Talk To Me So I Can Fall Asleep is a collection of industrial pop tracks that I can’t help but liken to stainless steel. These songs are polished and initially cold, but when you admire them from a certain angle, they absolutely glimmer. I find that particular icy sheen in Ceci Gomez and Kessiah Gordon’s lyricism. Songs like the album’s initial single “Habits Die Slow” or “Hardly At All” reflect on decaying relationships in ways that are wholly relatable without being pandering. This is an album wrought by rain, which makes a lot of sense. Grey skies are gloomy, but a storm is cleansing all the same. Gomez told us the following about the environment that shaped Talk to Me so I Can Fall Asleep:
Kessiah and I wrote Talk to Me so I Can Fall Asleep in the duplex we were both living in during the long rainy season last year. We sculpted the record from a desktop folder I call “Black Hole” which is full of internet treasures that include arcane samples, random torrents, and an assortment of GIFS. Out of the chaos that is the “Black Hole” surfaced our first record.
Talk To Me So I Can Fall Asleep is out 2/26 via Help Yourself Records. Pre-order it here.