Ex-Easter Island Head are sonic detoxifiers, whose mallet taps initiate the liberation of debris trapped within the instrument fibre – lush tones pour out of each impact with the peaceful exhalation of a body cleansed, while the shivers of scraped strings kneed out a tension between wood and metallic tendon. The
Each thumb-plucked note is a solitary thread in The Horse Loom’s blanket of acoustic guitar harmony, and Steve Malley often feels akin to the likes of Mark Kozelek and James Blackshaw in this respect; embarking on intricate sweeps between chords that constantly mutate through Malley’s endlessly active fretwork.
For an album described as “some of the most brutally honest and complex” material of Kyle Bobby Dunn’s career, Bring Me The Head Of… is more warped and obscured than ever. Last year’s Ways Of Meaning was a very slight emergence from within the reverb, just enough to
The 70 continuous minutes of Tightrope is actually 24 separate pieces, but there are no explicit transitions to show for it. In bringing each composition together, Long decided to do more than simply thread them together in chronological sequence; rather, the pieces are interwoven and placed over one another, forming
While Alex Cobb and Aquarelle each contribute just 13 minutes of material to this latest split on Low Point, the gorgeous way in which both halves interact will no doubt compel the listener to many a repeat spin. Little pieces of feedback, guitar, synth chords and bowed strings crackle out
A large part of what prevents The Places that Find You from being just another drop in the vast pool of electro-ambient is the sense of agitation that buzzes through it. Even the title is implicative of the record’s sharp edge: the places find you – imposing themselves upon a
Are you looking forward to playing Supersonic 2011? Chris: Very much so. We’ve all been attendees over the years so it’ll be great to play. Do you know much about the festival? What are your favourite aspects of it? C: I think I’ve only missed one year