Doc Rhombus: “I’m Afraid”
Local musician Doc Rhombus is a fairly recent transplant to Minneapolis (he moved there in 2020). I am not certain where he was before that but his sound suggests the dark, infinite reaches of outer space. Rhombus’s new single “I’m Afraid” from his album Retroactions (out now) employs spacey synths, nimble guitar, and a pulsing bass rhythm to an effect that feels both celestial as well as intimate.
Rhombus uses his art to help cope with mental health issues and make sense of the world, and Retroactions was recorded under the duress of the recent pandemic and political climate. The result is a work that “tells a contemporary story of pandemic malaise, frustration with self and society, and lack of control over past, present, and future.”
You can stream “I’m Afraid” below as well as other available tracks from Doc Rhombus (such as his debut effort from last year Long Division) here.