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White Lodge: Holy void (Ep, 2013)

Holy Void [EP] cover art

White Lodge son una banda australiana deudora del mejor legado de The Cramps, los grupos de Rock garajero de los sesenta, de cierta onda psicodélica… incluso admiten sentir alguna pasión por los sonidos de Morricone.
Espíritu que repentinamente se transforma en el último corte del disco (Corduroy clouds) en un tema absolutamente distinto al resto, en el que la banda se adapta a lo que llamamos Dream-Pop, nos deja absolutamente descolocados al final del álbum, y debo admitir que es mi tema preferido del mismo.

White Lodge obviously have a massive yen for the musical heritage they elect to re-enact across the six tracks of their ‘Holy Void’ EP – from The Cramps to The Ramones to Morricone – but unfortunately they have very little to add to it. 
There are a number of genuinely charming moments – the frantically hormonal guitar kicking in at the 1.35 mark of ‘Teenage Fever Dream’ is pure bliss – but for the most part the EP is a phone-in, opting to ride on the momentum of the members’ record collections rather than push it somewhere riskier.
All this to the point at which the pervasive pop-culture awareness – the references to Lynch, spaghetti westerns, etc. – becomes less suggestive of a chronic imagination deficit than of beginners’ enthusiasm: not something to put down out of hand.
As such, ‘Holy Void’ is worth the name-your-price download []. It is, however, strongly suggested that any serious dollars be saved for the day White Lodge put together a release greater than the sum of its parts” (

Descarga legal, pon el precio-Legal download, name the price

17 noviembre, 2013 Posted by | White Lodge | 1 comentario

Helmetic Delight: To the grave, to the rave!! (2013)

To The Grave To The Rave!!! cover art

Su música es un poco desquiciante: Post-Punk? Shoegaze, Pop…? Helmetic Delight son un combo francés que creo que juegan sus bazas a la diversidad de estilos. En alguno se pueden colar…

“Hermetic Delight specializes in throaty vocal whisperings that ramble all over swaying beats, keyboards, and sexy, sexy, sexiness. So, you know, very French” (Three Imaginary Girls)

Postpunk? Shoegaze? Pop? Hermetic Delight aren’t afraid to play with aesthetics, embracing a singularidentity. The band has been delivering a harsh and mesmerizing noise for two years now. Led by a relentless rythm, their luminous voice builds an electrifying atmosphere. Live, they warn the audience : sensory trauma is standing close… (Bandcamp)


17 noviembre, 2013 Posted by | Helmetic Delight | Deja un comentario


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