SPOOK THE HORSES

PEOPLE USED TO LIVE HERE (PELAGIC)

SPOOK THE HORSES - PEOPLE USED TO LIVE HERE 111746
Format:
1 CD
Release:
10.11.2017
Label:
PELAGIC
Kat.-Nr.:
111746
Barcode:
4059251117469
FFV: BOHREN & DER CLUB OF GORE, KILIMANJARO DARKJAZZ ENSEMBLE, MOGWAI (Come On Die Young), AMEN RA (acoustic) Imagine: if band members can rotate between instrument positions within the band, because every band member can play every instrument, then this must imply a seldom degree of freedom and mutual musical understanding...

something that most bands could only dream of. SPOOK THE HORSES, from Wellington, New Zealand, are such a band.

Maybe this multi-instrumentalism and virtuosity also explains the vast musical territory that is explored between the band's 3 albums: while 2011's debut album "Brighter" was defined by sweet post-rock crescendos, 2015's "Rainmaker" was a much heavier affair, that would appeal to fans of Cult Of Luna or Amen Ra.

"People Used To Live Here", in quiet stark contrast to the before mentioned, sees the band turn the distortion knobs way down, to a mildly saturated crunch tone, at most.

The band's most daring effort to date, "People Used to Live Here" explores the natural and immediate.

Written and conceived in relative isolation over several grim Southern Hemisphere winters, SPOOK THE HORSES are defining their own sonic trademark with this album: an atmosphere of quiet desolation, raw and real, desperate and unsettling: the post-apocalyptic soundtrack to abandoned places, where people used to live, at one point in time, long ago.
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. LURCH
  • 1.2. CRUDE SHRINES
  • 1.3. BLESSED VEINS
  • 1.4. MADE SHAPELESS
  • 1.5. NEAR THEN, FAR NOW
  • 1.6. HERALD
  • 1.7. WE ALL KNOW YOUR NAME
  • 1.8. FOLLOWING TRAILS