As I proceed to share another “cold case” recording with you something dawned on me. There’s a very voyeuristic aspect to this “sharity” blogging endeavor of mine. As has been the case with dozens, if not hundreds of subjects I’ve featured here, I have no personal overlap with kiaro • skuro. In short, they don’t know me, or me them. This co-ed foursome (possibly from New Jersey) go by a strictly first-name basis, so any attempt to contact them by the usual means is a non-starter. And since this was a pre-internet offering, there are nary any vital stats to be had on then. In summation, this elicits a bit of a moral dilemma on my part. Then again I haven’t received much protest over the years, so maybe I shouldn’t fret. Anyway…
From what I’m able to discern kiaro • skuro was actually a band, not an individual, The moniker strikes me as a tad ethnic, but the tenor of these songs are anything but, recalling the jangly chord-wrangling prowess of such Anglophiles as Johnny Marr or David Gavurin. Crooner Sara doesn’t add a wealth of mystique to the mix, but nevertheless capably tilts her quartet to the left of the dial. Damn fine stuff actually. A CD apparently followed this demo a couple years later.
02. can’t think what you feel
03. stand still
05. too proud
06. when she’s away
Articles Origin: kiaro • skuro – debut tape (1990, Well Primed)