As we’ve pointed out before, X in O is the solo project of Brisbane’s Kat Martin, who also plays in Brainbeau. She has a new self-titled tape available through Albert’s Basement, and ‘Sad’ features on it. It’s a short and tragic instrumental – quite at odds with the previous material we’ve featured. Listening to ‘Sad’ is like finding a music box you listened to as an infant, except now its mechanisms are lurching towards death and the otherwise optimistic melody it used to loop sounds somehow bereft. This music is for all the times you stare at the wall and hope nothing really, really bad becomes of you.