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SPOOK THE HORSES

People Used To Live Here

Model:
PEL085CD
SKU:
549382
PLU: 4059251117469
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.
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.
Format - CD
Genre - Metal
Release Date - 10/11/17

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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 multiinstrumentalism 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. "Writing this album gave us the ability to experiment with song ideas we felt weren't appropriate on our previous albums", Zach Meech comments.

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.

"We deliberately isolated ourselves when writing this album to force us out of our comfort zones", comments Callum Gay. "Most of the songs began as completely improvised pieces that we slowly fleshed and developed over time. We wanted to make sure that immediacy was captured and conveyed in a way we'd never done before. There's much less between us and the listener this time around".

Primary Format - MusicCD
ArtistSPOOK THE HORSES
LabelPelagic
Music GenreMetal
Music Genre PrimaryMetal

CD

  • 1. Lurch
  • 2. Crude Shrines
  • 3. Blessed Veins
  • 4. Made Shapeless
  • 5. Near Then, Far Now
  • 6. Herald
  • 7. We All Know Your Name
  • 8. Following Trails
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