Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Esben And The Witch: Chorea (2011)

Chorea, from Esben And The Witch, is a limited edition 33 ⅓ RPM 12" release from 2011 for Record Store Day. Wikipedia describes this British band as post-rock, dream pop, alternative rock, gothic rock, indie rock, and darkwave. I am not sure how one band can satisfy all of those descriptions. The paragraph on musical style is probably a better description of the band:

"The band's music has been described as "electronic dubstep soundscapes" and "Radiohead without the mithering, goth stripped of unnecessary melodrama", with Davies' vocals compared to Siouxsie Sioux and PJ Harvey. The Quietus called it "perfect gothic pop" The band themselves once described their music as "nightmare pop" around the release of the '33' but have attempted to avoid genre classification since. With A New Nature, Rachel Davies alluded to wanting to have a less electronic feel with further emphasis on the rock element of the band." [source]

If you can't figure out how that paragraph defines the music, don't worry, just listen. The good news is that the band is awesome. This EP contains three tracks: Chorea, Eumenides (Mogwai Remix), and
Corridors Installation.

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