Little Lost Soul
With fear, of course, there's always fascination and this is no exception...More on
With fear, of course, there's always fascination and this is no exception. The sepulchral 'Half A Tiger' mixes Photek with Hungry Ghost to create a perfect soundtrack for an investigation of Jeffrey Dahmer's drainage system. Elsewhere gothic Western epic 'Lost' replaces the drums with guitars and cymbals alongside vocals which might well belong to that Spanish dancer frozen in all those charity shop paintings. It's only final track 'Goddamit You've Got To Be Kind' that provides some sort of relief, the wailing voices which fear out the rest of the record fading away, replaced with a warming electronic sunrise.
'Little Lost Soul' isn't quite the reconstructed goth of hipsters Death In Vegas or Luke Slater. It also lacks the hot breath and choking fumes of Godspeed You Black Emperor!. It's more detached, as if Matt Elliott has spent his time down in the basement with a psychic radio, scanning the afterworld for voices and interference. Amid the queasiness there's also immense calm. A post-rock D&B seance. Just make sure you listen to it with the lights on.
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