Holy Motors: “Sleeprydr” b/w “Descending” 7″ (Wharf Cat, 2017)

February 25, 2017 at 1:38 pm | Posted in Reviews | Leave a comment

Holy Motors: "Sleeprydr" b/w "Descending" 7"

Holy Motors: “Sleeprydr” b/w “Descending” 7″

This is the second 7″ by an Estonian band doing the hazy, dreamy Mazzy Star thing, with the noir factor cranked up a bit higher. “Sleeprydr” is a lovely two-chord sleepwalker which sounds like it could be the theme to a modern spaghetti western film, or perhaps a really bummed-out surf movie. This mesmerizing song ends with a smoldering gutar solo, and the track’s six minutes float by quickly. “Descending” has more pounding drums and a bit more of a rainy day feel. The vocals aren’t over-expressive; they don’t need to be. This isn’t overtly ecstatic music, but it’s not a careless snooze either. It has its mood, and it expresses it well.

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