Talkdemonic is an instrumental duo featuring Kevin O'Connor on drums, banjo, synths, piano, Rhodes, Wurlitzer, acoustic guitar, programming and other stuff (which is, like, whoa! This guy does a lot!) and Lisa Molinaro on viola and synth. They've dubbed their style "folktronic-hop," an opaque, multi-layered sonic experience, a seamless melding of acoustic and electronic, melodic and dissonant, organic and synthetic. Tracks are short, trippy and lovely, offering a well-thought-out use of both horizontal and vertical space, if not the most expansive use of dymanics. There's not tons to really sink your teeth into, but Talkdemonic demonstrate extensive musical proficiency and an astute sense of atmosphere. Talkdemonic play the Horseshoe Monday (July 3).