David Harrow Vinyl, CD & tapes by David Harrow at Norman Records
Peter Hope of The Box first teamed up with David Harrow, who had previously worked with Anne Clark, in 1985 to make the 'Sufferhead' EP. Over 30 years later, Hope and Harrow bestow upon us 'Blue Electric', an avant-garde but beat-driven collection. Harrow provides the Sheffield funk and Hope's spoken nocturnal creep settles right down in the sleazy synth grooves. Neues CD von Klanggalerie.
I’d never heard of David Harrow before. I don’t know if I should have or not either. The press release says he’s been getting into all the right music scenes at all the right times; he’s been in post-punk, disco, rave, drum’n’bass, he’s got the lot. So what would an album from someone so heavily involved in such punchy, cutting-edge music sound like? Well the album teaser for On Forever Gone seems very sedate. Pulsating, gurgling synths which bubble away threatening to boil over into mayhem but never do, just staying at that right equilibrium of the quiet before the storm.