A deliberately frothy take on an under-documented moment in US politics
Hood : Cold House
Great skills from enduring indie fellas...
'They Removed All Trace That Anything Had Ever Happened Here' (the titles come with the territory, we're afraid) is a consummate opening track: sorrowful strings, skittering beat constructs and desperate vocals, plus offbeat rhyming from Dose One and Why? of cloudDEAD.
It's an accurate primer for the rest of the LP. Open-eared enough to swallow up devastating, dubbed-out slo-core ('Enemy Of Time') and bonkers glitch-electronics ('This Is What We Do To Sell Out(s)'); echo-chamber dub colliding with Tortoise-pace guitar and dark-corner drones. Few, if any, British bands are making music quite like this right now.
'Cold House' is a revelation: confirming that indie isn't dead, despite what the utter paucity of ambition or relevance in 90 per cent of the current plod-guitar
crop might lead you to believe. Not just a triumph of the independent spirit - more importantly, a great album.
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