About Group - 'Between The Walls'
'Between the Walls' is looser and less song-based than 2011's 'Start and Complete.'
6 / 10
Hot Chip’s Alexis Taylor is moonlighting again with his improv pals, mucking in for a third album with ex-This Heat drummer Charles Hayward, sometime Spiritualized guitarist John Coxon and free-jazz electronics maestro Pat Thomas. ‘Between The Walls’ is looser and less song-based than 2011’s ‘Start And Complete’, but what could have been an exercise in disappearing up one’s avant-garde arse – like the drawn-out prog of the ‘Walk On By’ cover – is saved by fluid slow jams (‘Words’), Hammond organ blues (‘All Is Not Lost’) and sweet Alt-J-like folkery (‘I Never Lock That Door’).
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