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The Hollows - Broken Notes For Winter Homes

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Broken Notes For Winter Homes by The Hollows
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8/10 according to on Thu 18 Jun, 2009

Here's a fine CD by The Hollows which is one of 2 releases in this week on the Slow Loris label which has been a bit quiet of late. Broken Notes For Winter Homes is a 6 track album of slowcore deliciousness. I think the same chap is also At Last An Atlas (see Business Lady's review this week for that Peach). This is some well gentle lovely music which again is very much in the vein of Thee More Shallows and that sort of sound. If Codeine made Americana then I think they'd sound a bit like this. It's really well done... some top songwriting and the production of it is clean and bold (whatever that means). It's all very delicate and fragile. well lovely!

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Slow Loris is proud to present 'Broken Notes For Winter Homes" the new EP by Dublin duo The Hollows. Their new release sees the duo embracing more electronic influences while maintaining the same intimacy of their earlier releases. Analog synths, manipulated tape loops and field recordings rest alongside organs, electric guitars and hushed vocals to create warm and gentle electronic folk songs.

The EP comes in beautifully designed packaging by Stumptown printers. Stumptown Printers is a worker owned cooperative print shop based in Portland, Oregon. They print using letterpress and offset printing techniques. Their Printing methods emphasise environmental responsibility by using vegetable based inks, alcohol free dampening systems and low impact press room chemicals.

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