Hands In The Dark
HOUSEWIVES - Work LP
Highly recommended by Strangeworld.
De-tuned and home-made guitars form basic song structures; found objects, machinery, agricultural equipment and construction materials intermingle with field recordings of a remote farm in the French countryside (percussion from the bottom of a silage tank, village church bells, feedback loops of the ambient sound from the surrounding farm buildings). Charles Hayward (This Heat, Camberwell Now, etc.) describes the sound of the London-based group—JPSEPH RAFFERTY, DAVID MORAN, SASHA EVANS and LAWRENCE DODD—as “monochromatic surliness slowly warming up to a barely controlled anger, hypnotic and building from the simplest elements.”