Lorelle Meets the Obsolete
A year on from their last exploratory mission to the caverns of fuzz and froth, Guadalajara's Lorelle Meets the Obsolete return to the fray and this time with some impressive help on the sidelines. Produced by Cave's Cooper Crane and mastered by none other than Sonic Boom, Chambers is the band's most direct statement yet. Stripping away just a touch of the obfuscation that's often shrouded their songs, this time the band tumbles headlong into their impulses and influences, marrying the dark grooves of Krautrock to a distended garage-blues and the funhouse psych tendencies of Broadcast and Stereolab. The album's ever a slave to the pulse thumping underneath, driving every track with a low-grade fever towards a cliff of hazy psychedelia. The duo seem comfortable in the arms of echo, but here they expand the palette even further with some acoustic strums, low-swung swagger and a stated affinity for the works of Ty Segall and White Fence, which seem to slip in at the edges of the album. Though, its clear that this is no mere copy, the album stands as their strongest of three and a heady bit of psych swamp to get your 2014 off to a proper start. As with the rest of their albums, recommended that you pick this one up.
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