by Dave Segal
on Fri, Nov 30, 2012 at 10:12 AM
(Hollow Earth Radio) Issaquah musician Legato Bebop (Patrick John White) constructs hypnotic, subtly brooding rock that takes Wire's deeply strange classic 154 album as a jumping-off point; jumping-off points rarely come more springy than 154, so acute attention must be paid to Legato Bebop. Seattle foursome Nightmare Fortress are an aptly named force of synthetic nature. Alicia Amiri's Siouxsie Sioux–esque vocals valiantly ride the band's grave-rave train into a nocturnal, dreams-gone-awry state of exquisite fear. Lord have (Sisters of) Mercy, this is damned dramatic rock noir.