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Issue #40 - In the Studio 2012 - Grizzly Bear, Dirty Projectors, and Twin ShadowWhite Hills

Frying on This Rock

Thrill Jockey

Mar 27, 2012 Issue #40 - In the Studio 2012 - Grizzly Bear, Dirty Projectors, and Twin Shadow Bookmark and Share


White Hills is one of the more formidable contemporary heirs to the Hawkwind space rock throne, an electrifying live band, and a damned prolific bunch. Here’s another full-length, right on the heels of last year’s Live at Roadburn and the ferocious H-p1.

The band’s ferocity seems subdued here, and the roadburn a little more pronounced. Maybe it’s the recordingthe group dynamic is roped in a bit, with a less brash, more separated soundscape courtesy of Martin Bisi. One wishes the mellow-harshing were a tad more harsh, and the songwriting more caustic.

So it’s not the album one might have hoped for, especially after H-p1. Regardless, plenty of it does the trick. Let’s call it a rest stop on the unending search for space. (www.whitehillsmusic.tumblr.com)

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