ALBUM REVIEW: Landshapes – Contact | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 20.11.20

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cacophonous opener Rosemary offers snippets of open atmospheric space only to be pounced upon by bashing guitars and drums, demanding we pay more attention and stop slouching. Landshapes are attempting to become bolder and consider the negative spaces in their song craft, an openness left to meditate, consider relationships, love, life and ‘Contact’.

It’s been a long five years since their last release Heyoon. Touring has enabled them to harness their raw energy into a controlled expression full of pathos and melancholia imbued with hope for the future. Let Me Be is a succinct math–rock gem among a bedrock of solid confident tunes that needs to be listened to more than once to appreciate its power and genuineness.

 

 

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