KENDRA AMALIE/RYLEY WALKER "PAPAYA IN A HOUND'S TOOTH" CASSETTE
Listening to Kendra Amalie/Ryley Walker’s Papaya In A Hound’s Tooth is like stumbling through a Hollywood warehouse filled with active sound stages. For a moment, you’re in a city street, where muffled hip-hop blaring from passing cars mixes with the pounding rhythms of a road crew jackhammering relentlessly. Suddenly, you bust through a wall into a fresh scene, where the sound of a low-hovering helicopter cuts the air, forcibly vibrating your eardrums. Next, you cross over into a dark and boundless space, where you’ll swear you’re floating through a warm and gooey medium while ghostly whispers pass by in the ether. Yes, Papaya in a Hound’s Tooth is disorienting, but even more so, it is downright invigorating.
- Austin Beck-Doss for SLUG MAG June 23, 2020