Thursday, 7 May 2009

School Of Seven Bells - Alpinism (Ghostly)


Headed by the identical twin sibling partnership of Alejandra and Claudia Deheza, with the rear brought up by Benjamin Curtis, this NY trio make intriguing musical ditties that borrow from countless musical trains of thought. Guitars, electronics and heartening vocals colour the musical hue offered by an outfit named after ‘a mythical South American pickpocket academy’. It is fair to say that their concoctions can be droney or melodic and often occupy a land between the two. Album winners include the chiming Iamundernodisguise, flying Half Asleep and gutsy White Elephant Coat. Step inside the absorbing world of the Seven Bells.

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