Wednesday, March 28, 2007

The Late Cord

"Lila Blue"

Usually, the consensus is that the Brits get all the good music first. This is normally the case, but one of the few exceptions are The Late Cord, whose debut mini album Lights From The Wheelhouse has been available in the states since July of last year, but is just now seeing the light of day in the U.K. The duo consists of John Mark Lapham and Micah P. Hinson, whom both moonlight as one-half of The Earlies. The EP’s lead off track, “Lila Blue” is an excellent display of the bands deep, sonically rich pallet. The layers build endlessly: pump organs, accordions, pink noise, and fragmented waves of static. A little over the five and a half minute mark, the wash of noise parts ways for a group of guitars, which in turn lure the song into a gentle, hypnotic state of serenity. It’s emotionally charging and entirely calming at the same time. Songs like "Lila Blue" make it extremely difficult not to get lost in your own imagination-- don’t be alarmed if you have a hard time finding your way back to reality.

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