River Under The River - Broken Water - Tempest
Label: Hardly Art - HAR-060 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: US • Genre: Rock • Style: Shoegaze, Lo-Fi, Indie Rock
In the romantic Shakespeare play The Tempest, subservient island dweller Caliban explains, " This hypnotic, magical atmosphere, and the motifs of wild water, drowning, and mysterious sounds are mirrored by Broken Water on their second album and Hardly Art debut that shares its title with the classic work. Just as the duke and magician Prospero conjured a storm to shipwreck his ousters, the Olympia-based ethereal noise rockers' dense, swirling layers of guitar and dissonant bass grooves suggest the ambience of misty air, wild Inactivity - Zarmazones - Les Filles Haussent Le Son and choppy seas.
Naturally, water is a recurring theme on Tempest ; "Drown" describes a disappearing shoreline, crashing waves and gasping for air as the band conjures a dronelike maelstrom, while the heavy, blissful reverb of "River Under the River" makes the case for Broken Water as the wild child of My Bloody Valentine and Unwound, and the meandering, ghostly voiced "Yanka Dyagileva" -- named after the Siberian River Under The River - Broken Water - Tempest artist who lost her life in the icy Inya River -- serves as the musical equivalent of a warning from the beyond to passing ships.
Fans of guitarist Jon Hanna's vocals, which have the deadpan quality of Thurston Moore and Dave Brylawski, will enjoy his increased presence on Tempestespecially on the thrashing "Underground" and with the River Under The River - Broken Water - Tempest sludge of "When You Said", both giving some release from the intensity of the rest of the record.
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