lorelle meets the obsolete Corruptible Faces (LP, £16.50)label: Captcha
2011 unleashed a hidden gem in the form of Lorelle Meets the Obsolete’s On Welfare. Maybe its that people couldn’t wrap their heads around the name but the record went sadly unsung into the ether, though it spent a lot of time on the RSTB speakers that year. Hopefully Guadalajara’s finest don’t suffer the same fates and fools on their follow-up, Corruptible Faces. Still brewing a hot pot of shoegaze and Krautrock bubbled through a psych filter, the band knows how to ride the edge of groove and gently cut back to spacey atmospherics to superb effect. The record explodes their sound in all directions; its spacier, poppier, heavier, headier and far more expansive. Though no matter how close they fly to a pop sun, the band still know how to bring down the veil of ethereal psych like a welcome shroud and for that, we love them. Shimmering vocals bump piano plunks, bass grooves throb and wobble into organ swells and just when it seems like your headphones might not be able to contain the cacophony, it cools out into a welcome smoulder. - Andy French, Raven Sings the Blues Recently featured on the sold out, “Psych for Sore Eyes” 2 x 7” comp on Sonic Cathedral.
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