HOPE SANDOVAL & THE WARM INVENTIONS
UNTIL THE HUNTER TENDRIL TALES, OUT NOW Most consistent outing yet for Mazzy Star singer’s solo project.
Over 15 years, Hope Sandoval’s collaboration with My Bloody Valentine drummer Colm Ó Cíosóig has been both sporadic – this is only their third LP – and sometimes a weak echo of her day job with Mazzy Star. Until The Hunter holds up well, though, radiating a smoky, unhurried confidence throughout. The already shared, easy-rolling glide of the Kurt Vile collaboration Let Me Get There gives you a good indication of its fuzzy contours. Props, too, for kicking the whole thing off with the hushed nineminute drone of Into The Trees. It’s indicative of an album that seeks to pull you under from the off and that, by and large, succeeds. JAMES OLDHAM
Listen To: Isn’t It True | Let Me Get There | Treasure