Album: The Sea Horse Limbo
Genre: experimental, post-rock, ambient, electronica
Label: Intr. Version Records
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The second album by aMute (Belgim-based Jérôme Deuson) is a real oddity with influences ranging from Flying Saucer Attack to The Sea And Cake's more melodic take on post-rock to A.R. Kane's eerie pop music. 'The Floating Boat' seems to be propelled by an accordion melody but it's filtered through with strings, rumbling rhythms and dreamy effects. Throughout, vocals seem to be emanating from a distant radio transmission. 'Hit My Country', appropriately, offers the impression of a city being wrecked by a natural disaster. 'When Cyclic Brussels Gave Up, It Turned Me On' appears to feature a sample from a Cocteau Twins record and it's combined with a glistening tune and background drone to fine effect. 'Oh! Le Zeppelin' ups the ante still further: a subdued beginning eventually giving way to a passage of gothic guitar, some stately keys and a marked increase in intensity to make a superb eleven-minute centrepiece. Continuing the Cocteaus-influence, 'Sea Horse' embraces the dreampop ethic with a lovely female vocal whilst the delicate, watery sounds of '(H)and In The Sand' complete an excellent album. 'The Sea Horse Limbo' takes a while to enjoy - largely because it's built of so many layers of music - but once it makes its presence felt, it's hard not to be drawn in again by the subtle dynamics.
hard to describe this album, but this is awesome. New album coming, it's called Infernal Heights For A Drama.
1 Why Do I Run Seasons So Fast
2 This Is a Floating Boat
3 Hit My Country
4 Disco Flags Are All Around You
5 When Cyclic Brussels Gave Up
6 Oh! Le Zeppelin
7 The Sea Horse
9 (H)and in the Sand