I could lamely describe Canned Fit’s Cucharas de Arena as contemporary music – at best it’s a lazy way out to write the review using a rather amorphous and undefined musical genre when the work is clearly neither, at worst it gives the reader no clue as to what type of music it is or how good it is.
Christine Schörkhuber aka Canned Fit is an experimental sound artist who works with noise, dyi instruments and vocals. She has created an almost popish album with strong experimental roots. Cushatras do Arena begins with a short-wave ambient music and then delves into these no-wave ballads which have a lovely juxtaposition between experimental noise and melodic lyrics. (Yes, I noticed the hypocrisy of using no-wave genre here.)
Schörkhuber has created a sound that is uncommonly beautiful, yet slightly obtrusive. Though Cucharas de Arena sounds carefully produced, I would not be surprised if I learned that these tracks were performed live. Overall Cucharas de Arena can seem somewhat fragile, dissonant and jarring, but it is always in control and captivating.