Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Broughton’s Rules aren’t quite the anachronistic post-rock demons this critic was initially expecting, reading through the press release. Instead of the usual assault on the ear, they’re much more interested in building vast soundscapes with their instruments, (which have a make-up of guitars, drums, pedal boards, the occasional use of a computer, and the odd bit of vocal) that progressively wind up and down as the track counter ticks on.

It’s all extremely coherent with soaring elegance, unexpected turbulence, and unsettling stillness. The warm textures reminiscent of Sigur Ros, the rocky sequences building in climatic nature. “Bounty Hunter 1853” is very much a soundtrack without a picture, an adventure without a protagonist; jump in with two feet.

9/10 Powerplay issue #128

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