The electronic project of Bay Area artist Mary G; A longtime veteran of Katabatik soundsystem crew, she has contributed her insights and talents to the collective over the years. “Acanthus and Despair” is her first solo release, and is an unexpected and atmospheric journey for the weary aural traveler. Ranging from ethereal to mottled, the songs on this EP are cochlearly constructed to either arouse or dissuade; an equivocal attempt to insult or inspire its listeners. “Acanthus and Despair” evokes dissonant peaks and valleys, perfused with haunted vocalizations. It is a soliloquy to both nature and the deleterious essence of existence.