A.A. Bondy :: Images Of Love

Here comes Auguste Arthur Bondy out of the wrath of the California wildfires toting Enderness, his first album in eight years. “Images of Love” is an intoxicatingly spare, private-press-R&B-style affair built on skittering percussion, warm synthesizer and a locked bass riff. Bondy’s weathered tenor tells of surrender, death, and the nuances of companionship. That synth doubles back and looms larger midway through the track. And with a quick snap at the end, the Lafayette County gloam slips into true nightfall and all that comes with it. There’s a truck cruising 278 with this one on repeat, broken taillight be damned. words / j steele