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Mexican psych-kraut sensations Lorelle Meets The Obsolete return this week with LP number three, and rather a treat it is too. They've got CAVE's Cooper Crain producing this time round so everything sounds crisp and huge as they bound through 10 hypnotic tracks of their hypnotic psychedelic pop.
The formula is simple enough, fuzzy layers of droney synths, repetitive churning rhythm section grooves and dreamy vocals from the eponymous Lorelle, weird floating chants that sit suspended over everything like smoke. The songs unfurl slowly and insistently, riffs repeated into oblivion over mind-melting distorto-drones and freeform synth madness and Herrema-esque crooning on '13 Flowers', straight-up stoner rocking in 'Grieving', going slidey in 'Sealed Scene'.
The aesthetic throughout is cool and measured, the ratios of chaos to order scientifically calculated in a kind of Jesus and Mary Chain-ish way, especially noticeable on the couple of numbers where The Obsolete takes lead vocal duties. It's uplifting, repetitive, noisy, I like it already.
8/10 Rob Gannon Customer review, 6th April 2014
"Lorelle Meets The Obsolete are a Mexican psyche-shoegaze duo with a willingness to colour outside the lines that allow them to thrill as much as they charm – a one-two combination that’s unlikely to ever lose its appeal … and, it’s safe to say, neither will the impressive Chambers." For the full review see: http://www.sicmagazine.net/7373/lorelle-meets-the-obsolete-chambers/
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