Vertigo KO isn’t really about words, although of course they are helpful in describing the experience. They also feature heavily, though are not always coherent. Consequently Phew’s latest album is magnificent just as it is unsettling, defiant leaving little to the imagination as a series of sonic manifestations present themselves to you. It can be weird, it can be exhilarating. But never, never boring or uninteresting. Connecting the breath of sound together with grainy electrical interference each piece conjures up an illusion of another time and place. Sometimes mournful, sometimes reaching for joy. Try throwing convention out of the window and draw a line between the electronic experiments of the past to now. I guess you could perhaps say meditative or contemplative but that choice it down to youâ€¦
Seek out the warm embrace of The Very Ears Of Dusk, along with the haunting Hearts And Flowers to highlight the continuing expectation of contrasting moods and colours. Try it all.
Release: September 4
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