A horrible hack

And The The Amber Slips


Year Released: 2005
Format: CD
Label: self released
Reviewed by Gareth L on Jun 13, 2007
Three tracks of pretty, slow, gothy indie here that meanders and swirls back and forth in a rather nice way. The occasional distorted guitar part and lots of stops and starts and time changes mean that it also keeps my often short attention span. Whereas not really something I'd usually listen to, the bassline at the start of 'Drained' kills me and I have heard more tracks by this band and they are all winners. It's also unusual for a band playing this style to be lyrically as socially outspoken, it's really noticeable in 'Lost In Commerce' ('the fucking politicians'). Quite operatic vocals, now I come to think of (mentioning) it, that compliment the warm, intricate music nicely.

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