Cat No: RT0150CD
If you like rigid time signatures, predictable song structures & prescriptive genre boundaries, then look away now – there’s nothing for you here.
After a series of most excellent singles got us all over excited, the experimental octet’s eponymous debut continues to fan that spark they ignited in us & now it’s a brightly burning flame. Born from improvised sessions & nurtured into fully grown works of art, the band members brought together their shared influences, including midwestern emo, Appalachian folk, minimalist classical & various forms of electronic music.
If you’ve been mesmerised by Black Country, New Road’s unrestrained approach to composition, or Richard Dawson’s idiosyncratic approach to folk, then you’ll undoubtedly appreciate these explorations into non-gridded time signatures & improvisation that are built on what caroline refer to as a “broken loops”, with no fixed pulse or rhythm. There’s as much focus on the empty space as there is on the expansive collage-like long-form pieces – the exact right balance between restraint & release. The band are pure class.
- Dark blue
- Good morning (red)
- messen #7
- Engine (eavesdropping)
- Skydiving onto the library roof
- Natural death
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