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Lorelle Meets The Obsolete - Corruptible Faces

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Corruptible Faces by Lorelle Meets The Obsolete
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9/10 according to on Thu 21 Mar, 2013

The 2011 debut LP of Guadalajara’s Lorelle Meets The Obsolete passed right under our radars here at Norman until their stellar contribution to the impossibly in-demand ‘Psych For Sore Eyes’ 2x7” gave them a little bit of extra exposure. Now we not only have copies of that debut, but also their brand new offering ‘Corruptible Faces’. Rather marvellous it is too.

From a base of dreampop and krautrock influences, LMTO agitate swirling walls of ethereal sound, fuzzy guitars and reverbed vocals drifting lazily around one another as the crisp, metronomic rhythm section keeps pushing ever onwards and upwards. Not only is it a superbly realised aesthetic, taking in the slow-burning psychedelia of Spacemen 3 and the murky post-punk post-modernism of The KVB and mixing in something altogether grittier, treblier and noisier than either of those.

What really sets this album apart, though, is that the songs are all superb - the pacing, the melodies, the arrangements; it’s all done so thoughtfully and with such a clarity of vision that it’s hard not to be instantly sucked into their weird, dreamy, trebly alternate universe of psychedelic post-punk pop. Recommended!

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2011 unleashed a hidden gem in the form of Lorelle Meets the Obsolete’s On Welfare. Maybe its that people couldn’t wrap their heads around the name but the record went sadly unsung into the ether, though it spent a lot of time on the RSTB speakers that year. Hopefully Guadalajara’s finest don’t suffer the same fates and fools on their follow-up, Corruptible Faces. Still brewing a hot pot of shoegaze and Krautrock bubbled through a psych filter, the band knows how to ride the edge of groove and gently cut back to spacey atmospherics to superb effect. The record explodes their sound in all directions; its spacier, poppier, heavier, headier and far more expansive.

Though no matter how close they fly to a pop sun, the band still know how to bring down the veil of ethereal psych like a welcome shroud and for that, we love them. Shimmering vocals bump piano plunks, bass grooves throb and wobble into organ swells and just when it seems like your headphones might not be able to contain the cacophony, it cools out into a welcomed smolder. - Andy French, Raven Sings the Blues Recently featured on the sold out, “Psych for Sore Eyes” 2 x 7” comp on Sonic Cathedral.

LIMITED TO 500 COPIES - FOR FANS OF : SPACEMEN 3, MY BLOODY VALENTINE, THE VELVET UNDERGROUND, CAVE.

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