FH057 Andreas Brandal – ‘MURMURS AND ECHOES’ $6
RIYL: late-era Talk Talk jamming with Calexico, the unfulfilled life that flickers on the eyelids at night. Weary, cold, and alone but not dead, we soldier on under the half-light to some place on the horizon, anyplace really, as the sky and ground remain unbroken, seemingly forever. It has been a real pleasure watching Andreas Brandal evolve from his early roots in experimental noise & drone to this current incarnation as a post-indie/post-rock chamber orchestra Hemingway: “Murmurs and Echoes” sounds like a Western set on an ice field at the nadir of winter.
FH058 Three Fourths Tigers – ‘INDOOR VOICE’ $6
RIYL: the cross-talk of the cerebral cortex whilst dreaming of childhood and just a little bit high. We are passing into dayglo psychedelic arcades and crystal spheres in the forest, though chrome silly string melting from the trees all over our forearms and faces as we ghost through a mist the vaguely the flavor of raspberry carbonated soda. Three Fourths Tigers is emotional synth and Indoor Voice only adds to the growing body of influential work by Ryan Mulhall, a founding member of that genre.