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Slip into something sensational
on 19 January 2017
One of the best finds (for me) of 2016. I had no idea Hope Sandoval had formed a new band until someone mentioned it on FB and I did some research. Hey presto I was sold immediately, first on Bavarian Fruit Bread but then I found THIS record which is even more sublime. I have been a fan of MS for years but I now convinced that this is even better. It's just so dreamy and hypnotic and Hope and her new band push the sonic envelope even further, experimenting with new sounds and exotic instruments to create a sublime listening experience that combines the dreamy qualities of Billie Holiday at her best with a 60s pop feel for a new sound that will seduce and drag you under immediately. If you know Mazzy Star you already know how luxurious Hope's voice can be. The great news is it has lost none of its power!
This new band takes that powerful force and multiplies it several times over. This is minimal music with maximum effect and it makes a lot of other bands look like try-hard amateurs. They are simply pure genius fronted by one of the great under-stated singers of our time. Don't even hesitate, this record, like all of HSATW's ouput to date, is a must-have. If you think Im exaggerating, try to find another band that sounds even remotely similar. Go ahead and try, because I have and there is nothing else out there like 'em, believe me!