For me the music contrasts the hustle and hectic of NYC. It's on a higher, more thoughtful plane. The vocals are clear and dreamlike, in a realm with Opal or Eskimeaux. Most of all this musician is in the lineage of Katrin Achinger of Kastrierte Philosophen (Hamburg) which toured with Nco back in the day. Meaner Pencil is one of the gems I've found in Bandcamp.