Tuesday, August 20, 2013

White Hills "So You Are. So You'll Be"

Country: USA
Sub GenrePsychedelic
Label Thrill Jockey
Release dateAugust 20, 2013
1. InWords (0:24)
2. In Your Room (5:49)
3. The Internal Monologue (5:30)
4. So You Are. So You'll Be (7:27)
5. OutWords (0:54)
6. Forever In Space (Enlightened) (7:54)
7. Rare Upon the Earth (7:23)
8. Circulating (1:40)
9. Mist (Winter) (6:51)


Dave W / Guitars, Synthesizer, Vocals
Ego Sensation / Bass, Synthesizer, Vocals
Nick Name / Drums

After the deconditioning and deprogramming blast of electronic noise which is ‘InWords,’ the album opens properly with the call to arms, ‘In Your Room’ – a skyscraper razing slab of Mudhoney strength mantra metal, which bids you abandon all doubt and fear so you can start your quest into inner space. For tuned in, turned on heads there is ‘The Internal Monologue’, an ecstatic shivering sliver of celestial acidic drone followed by the post-Hawkwind, post Loop transmission of ‘So You Are… So You’ll Be’. There is more computerised deprogramming via ‘OutWords’ before White Hills command that you cower before the altar of the Stoogian proto-riff, the holy Ur-riff, the mind warping, silver machine-tooled hyper riff, that is ‘Forever In Space (Enlightened)’. But after this cataclysmic shock, there is barely time to process what just happened before you are lowered into the howling lysergic swamp rock of ‘Rare Upon The Earth’ with only the echoing synthesized landscape of ‘Circulating’ offering some respite. The album builds effortlessly to the sumptuous ‘MIST (Winter)’ which features a John Carpenter synth line engine inserted into glistening La Dusseldorf chassis, forming some kind of god-like chariot.  Read the full review by John Doran at thrilljockey.com

In Your Room

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