Halo Halo - 'Halo Halo'
A collision of eastern culture and western influences, the whole is far greater than the sum of its parts.
7 / 10
Snatching at the structural freedom of post-punk bands like the Au Pairs and The Raincoats but smoothing out their jagged edges, London trio Halo Halo’s debut album is a cerebral party full of kaleidoscopic rhythms and sparse, exotic world-music instrumentation. The earthy, tussling vocals of Jack Barraclough and Rachel Horwood (also of Trash Kit) never do anything so obvious as to tell you a story. Instead, they cram headlines into melodies and let you create your own imagery. A collision of eastern culture and western influences, the whole is far greater than the sum of its parts.
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