Saturday, July 29, 2017

The Hirundu – Telemachus (2017)



  • Experimental rock 
  • Lo-Fi 
  • Ska 
  • Jazz 
  • Electronic 
  • Art pop 
  • Alternative pop 
  • Electro-indie 
  • DIY 
  • Ambient 
  • Mood music 
  • Indie 
  • Leftfield pop 
  • Post-rock 
  • Crossover

Comment: it happens approximately in the mid of 2008 when I discovered more closely then such a great platform as lastfm and mostly due to it I discovered a huge, independently existing sonic world called the webaudio/netlabel scene. Of course, there were up an immense amount of artists who had been existing on their own way. One of the most magnificent artists was The Hirundu from Blackpool, UK; firstly John Crewdson-led combo/or John Crewdson only had been so productive though his tenure as the combo's frontman started off at the end of the 80s, secondly The Hirundu's sound was being so variegated and provoking yet being technically in accomplishment a cut above in comparison to most other combos around. From incisive lo-fi/DIY/post-punk madness to kinda radiophonic and plunderphonics art and broken psychedelia to an idiosyncratic electronic music and stoned dance act which later on evolved into a dark ambient branch. Telemachus, the 12-notch outing is a step further within the discography showing up Johnny Crewdson's ability to create potent ditties. These can freely be entitled pop songs of certainly deserving to be played on respected indie/alternative pop radio shows. Or maybe it is way too radical and unpredictable to be presented through the air because one can feel a tongue in cheek attitude in these wonky pop songs. However, it is a part of the credibility of the Hirundu we used to adore and jealously defend for because of being a hallmark of our own strong identity. On the other hand, I have had no time and wish to listen to The Fall's last albums for a while because I know what I could expect by MES and it does not cheer me up anymore. What you could get by Johnny Crewdson it is being a cheerful expectation due to a cornucopia of seminal ideas. From murky experimental rock to moody jazz standards to a blissful ambient progression to a funky ska number to a chopped-up yet exuberant electronic/ post-punk to something indecipherable and the description goes on and on. Top tier by any means. Hail to The Hirundu. By the way, Johnny Crewdson has also been a member of another combo, Golf Harris. Pitch And Putt has been the unofficial imprint for The Hirundu's music for all these years.
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