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FOEM Blog Friday, 14 December, 2018

[RRR134] Western Homes – Are Empty

Western Homes - Are Empty

This short album ranges from catchy indietronic songs, which blend fuzzy synth with soft open acoustic guitar chords and electronic beats, to more experimental feedback loops and noise. The sound on this album has been described as “water dripping slowly over antique furniture in a flood” and this unique sound is quite evident on songs such “hospital corridors” and “ice sheet on my bed”. It is at times infectiously melodic and at other times soothingly ambient.

Vocals often fading into the ethereal mist, the listener maybe catching a bit of the story being told, but more often than not these tracks are wide open for interpretation. Meaning that every listen you will get something more from this. Musically there are so many influences that seem to jump out, upon listening to “2009 (A Merman I Will Become In Time), I can personally hear the likes of Mates of State, and Tunng colliding together in pure bliss. On other tracks, the likes of Beirut or Final Fantasy jump out.

One thing is for sure, this is a solid mini album that is bound to become an instant fave.

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Rack & Ruin records

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