Monday, August 12, 2013

White Hills turns onslaught into serenity

I liked the new White Hills So You Are...So You'll Be a lot, ending up my Dusted review like this...

he trick of So You Are… is not so much to make quiet interesting, but to turn an onslaught into serenity, to launch multi-pronged, multi-textured attacks at the senses which seem, even as they deafen, to hint at a meditation. All of what you might have liked about White Hills is here — the Hawkwind-ish guitar excesses, the free-form Kraut drones that go on and on, a la Wooden Shjips or Bardo Pond. It’s just that this time, all the cotton batting has been stripped off, the fuzz removed to reveal structure and complexity underneath.


We are leaving early tomorrow for Chicago, so I'm not sure how much I'll be blogging this week.

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