There are millions of bands at the moment and you do need people to take notice that you are different and I guess we’re undergoing an evolution and leaving lots of things behind, but that’s all part of the process.
Kranky are masters at putting out LPs that are beautiful soundscapes, (Tim Hecker is another exponent of this stuff) so I shouldn’t be surprised at how good this LP is.
I wonder whether these collisions of various musical ideas and traditions will ever transcend the sum of their parts. Or whether it’s better to give a sole focus on one of the two stools that music like this has to (often uncomfortably) straddle.
A great, raucous rock and roll record, not a million miles away from stuff Dead Moon would bang out, blessed with two or three stand out tracks
For those who don’t know, Evangelista is the vehicle for Carla Bozulich’s muse and everything we’ve heard from her has been first rate.
The Longcut have been about for a while, their powerful, restless romanticism always seemingly capable of propelling them to something bigger. Maybe they’ve managed to find a door opener in tracks like Open Hearts, Repeated and Boom. They deserve more.
Too many of the tickets may be snapped up by London meeja types but the festival’s laid-back vibe enables one to forgive even the Radical Midwives’ Yurt.
Everything is unobtrusive, nothing is mixed to jump out at you; in some ways it’s brilliant soundtrack for a lethargic morning.
Maybe a bit too wilfully eccentric, but for all my journalistic pedantry, I kept listening. They definitely have something.
In fact it’s been a long time since a female vocalist gave off such a ‘fuck you’ vibe.