Boy Harsher is a minimal synth duo that produces dance beats infused with ethereal vocals. Their music is somewhere between electro dance, synth-pop and confessional storytelling. Boy Harsher originally formed in 2014 in Savannah, Georgia USA by Jae Matthews, who wrote small stories that where then scored by Augustus Muller. The album "Careful" is the groups second, after their debut "Yr Body Is Nothing" in 2016.

The minimal wave duo, now based in Northampton, Massachusetts, have delivered with "Careful" a claustrophobic, 80’s-influenced sounding album. It is almost certain that you will like this album from the first listen. It includes 10 tales of love and pain with tracks like "Face The Fire" that can become quit seductive. A nice mixture of electronic coldwave, drone, EBM, goth, minimal wave, new wave and techno.

The poppier track "Fate" is groovier and sexy in a way by still minimalist. The following tracks like "L.A.", "Come Closer", "The Look You Gave (Jerry)" and "Tears" are more dancefloor orientated synth-pop with a darkwave feel that have a kind of danceable gloom to them. One can become instantly mesmerized by their sensual, dark and dancy electronica as on the track "Lost", topped with Jae Matthews sultry low key vocal, that is almost spoken word. While, the opener "Keep Driving", "Crush" and "Careful" with which the album ends, can be described as night soundtracks.

Review by Nick Drivas