Label: Hardly Art - HAR-060 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: US • Genre: Rock • Style: Shoegaze, Lo-Fi, Indie Rock
In the romantic Shakespeare play The Tempest, subservient island dweller Caliban explains, " This hypnotic, magical atmosphere, and the motifs of wild water, drowning, and mysterious sounds are mirrored by Broken Water on their second album and Hardly Art debut that shares its title with the classic work.
Just as the duke and magician Prospero conjured a storm to shipwreck his ousters, the Olympia-based ethereal noise rockers' dense, swirling layers of guitar and dissonant bass grooves suggest the ambience of misty air, wild winds and choppy seas.
Naturally, water is a recurring theme on Tempest ; "Drown" describes a disappearing shoreline, Underground - Broken Water - Tempest waves and gasping for air as the band conjures a dronelike maelstrom, while the heavy, blissful reverb of "River Under the River" makes the case for Broken Water as the wild child of My Bloody Underground - Broken Water - Tempest and Unwound, and the meandering, ghostly voiced "Yanka Dyagileva" -- named after the Siberian punk-folk artist who lost her life in the icy Inya River -- serves as the musical Obsession - Monstergod - Reborn Monster (File, Album) of a warning from the beyond to passing ships.
Fans of guitarist Jon Hanna's vocals, which have the deadpan quality of Thurston Moore and Dave Brylawski, will enjoy his increased presence on Tempestespecially on the thrashing "Underground" and with the mid-tempo sludge of "When You Said", both giving some release from the intensity of the Ignite - Gary D.
- D.Trance 73 of the record. When it all comes together, like the play it takes its name after, Tempest is turbulent, dark and wondrous.
Aggressive Bittersweet Druggy. Energetic Happy Hypnotic. Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts.
Recording Location Buzz Or Howl. Hanging Out Water Rainy Day. Track Listing. Broken Water. Coming Down. Underground - Broken Water - Tempest Blossom Stains. Yanka Dyagileva. Thread to Connect. River Under the River. Chantal Seder. When You Said.