LOW

Q (UK) - - Q Review - DOU­BLE NEG­A­TIVE SUB POP, OUT 14 SEPTEM­BER

Ce­les­tial Min­nesota trio Low cel­e­brate their 25th an­niver­sary this year but rather than wal­low in nos­tal­gia they’ve cho­sen to un­tether them­selves from their past. Dou­ble Neg­a­tive is a con­tin­u­a­tion of a col­lab­o­ra­tion with Bon Iver pro­ducer BJ Bur­ton that be­gan with their last al­bum, 2015’ s Ones And Sixes. Where that record tin­kered with stark rhyth­mic pat­terns, this one off-roads in search of cav­ernous, elec­tronic dronescapes. The results are al­most un­recog­nis­able from any­thing they made ear­lier in their ca­reer – the static-drenched Quo­rum and pul­sat­ing Danc­ing And Blood, in par­tic­u­lar, set­ting the bar for what’s to fol­low – and that’s prob­a­bly the point. This is the sound of Low find­ing ex­trem­ity in a new, thrilling way. JAMES OLD­HAM Lis­ten To: Quo­rum | Al­ways Up | Danc­ing And Blood

Go­ing to new ex­tremes: Low hit a ca­reer high.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.