Reasons to shop with us » 0113 245 4399
- 0113 245 4399 (Mon-Fri, 9AM-5PM)
Hior Chronik Unspoken Words
8/10 Mike Staff review, 05 January 2012
Hior Chronik? I'm not sure if that is this guy's actual name, some kind of a pseudonym, a band/project name? Most mysterious. Either way I can tell you what he sounds like. It's minimal, crackly, warm modern composition that falls between ambient and neoclassical territory. It's desperately sad in places, but also stoical, hopeful and measured. There's soft, plaintive piano running through a large proportion of this album, accompanied by gentle hisses and crackles and imperfections and microbeats that seem to add to it an extra layer of longing without betraying the clarity of the music they're underscoring, and there's a constant stream of guest performers providing clarinet, vocals and various other services throughout. It's a melodic record, but he's not afraid to leave a little breathing space around the tunes to subtly manipulate the atmosphere and create a more holistic and complete listening experience. Fans of Nils Frahm and his ilk would be wise to give this a listen.
Be the first customer to review 'Unspoken Words' by Hior Chronik. The best review each week wins a £10 voucher!
More Hior Chronik vinyl & staff recommendations, etc.
Set up your email alerts
Enter your email address and choose the artists/labels you want to know about and we'll email you whenever new stuff from them arrives.
More reviews & updates
Send us your reviews to earn NormanPoints and more...
Unit 20, Croydon House,
LS11 9RT, UK.
Company number: 06789647
Your random quote:
"if I stare at this sheet for long enough maybe it will turn into beans?"
Coming to see us in person?
Please read this first...
We're not your normal record shop...
Please note that whilst we're always happy to see you, we are not a normal record shop where you can come and browse the stacks.
There are no stacks.
Nope, instead we are basically a kind of crap lo-fi Argos for vinyl records. So, instead of trudging all the way to sunny Holbeck in anticipation of being able to flick through shelf after shelf of releases, please place your orders online first and use our 'In-store collect' option in the checkout.
Grab 1000 NormanPoints by signing up for our email alerts!
Sign up for our email alerts today and we'll add 1000 NormanPoints to your account. (You do have an account, right?)
NormanPoints can then be converted, at your leisure, into store credits.
How much are they worth? 1000 NormanPoints = £1. OK, so it won't pay your mortgage off...
Why sign up?
- All the latest news & reviews
- First dibs on certain exclusive records
- Advance warning of sales and promotions
- Twice a week (Tuesdays and Thursdays)
- Occasional extra updates