2020, 12″ LP, Dark Entries.
Group Rhoda is the solo project of Mara Barenbaum, who makes a fine return to Dark Entries with a labyrinthine trip though dark and chilly wave. Barenbaum’s striking voice brings a haunting and ethereal quality to each cut while the synths undulate on their own whim. “Passing Shades is an investigation of the metaphysics of loss and the transitory nature of the material world” say press notes but that doesn’t mean it is all doom and gloom. There are moments that manage to be mystifying and revelatory at the same time, as well as offering points of celebration and release such as on the kicking ‘The Beauty’s In The Waste’, amongst other highlights. – Juno