Tess Parks has recently been working closely with Anton Newcombe of The Brian Jonestown Massacre (see this year’s I Declare Nothing), but this release brings us back to her strong and smoky solo debut. Blood Hot was released in 2013, and now makes a welcome return on wax.
Vinyl LP £17.48 OPT4-018
White vinyl repress LP on Optic Nerve.
- Coloured vinyl
8/10 Richard 7th February 2017
There is a familiarity with these tracks as though you have heard them before. 3 chord fuzzy guitars, muddy drums and thudding bass. The album is like a warm comfort blanket. The album flows through and just takes you on a journey of small dark smokey clubs. There's a lot of this type of music around( lo-fi physc i believe the call it).
The thing that holds it all together is Tess's mesmeric vocals. A joy to listen to. The album just flies through before i knew it i was flipping the lovely red vinyl over. Tracks are short and sweet and to the point and very chilled out.
9/10 The Doc 19th February 2016
I know there's a miniumum limit of how many characters you have to use before a review can be considered for publication, but I can honestly, truly sum this one up in five words if you'll let me, or will it be better to keep typing and filling the space until I've gone past the limit and then sum it up in five words anyway? Wonder if I'm there yet? Nothing on the screen telling me so, so must not be. Surely now? Let's see.....This record can be succintly described as sounding exactly like this: Hope Sandoval fronts BJM. Wonderful.
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