Boerum

Like a torch song from another planet, Bonnie Barnett’s sultry voice teases the ear with garbled gibberish. It’s doesn’t matter what the hell she’s saying, it’s all in the delivery. As the nonsense syllables cascade by, one gets the sense that the pensive melody’s derivation is special delivery via some deep state of trance. Ken Filiano’s trippy double bass provides a fitting underpinning, completing the alien-like mantra. If there’s ever a need for a TV theme song for a Dada sci-fi drama, this track is a prime candidate.

—RN