Jun 30, 2011

The Story of LOW (1993 to 2011)

Slowcore / Indie

Low plays music for sub-basements. Most of the songs on this album sound as if they arise from somewhere deep below the floor and although they reach upwards, never are able to free themselves from the hole they’ve been trapped in. The percussion is sparse and minimalist, the guitar is gentle with barely a hint of hope, the bass is sub-terranean and the vocal harmonies endlessly haunt the soundscape. ”I Could Live in Hope” (1994), their first album, makes me feel like I’m driving alone in the dark on a desert highway and dawn is barely peaking over the horizon. The endless space is silent with the sounds of Low.

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