Wooden Arms return to Thanet. They are a contemporary quintet from the UK who draw from Alternative, Classical, and Trip-Hop music, and delighted us last year.
They’re touring to support the release of “Burial”, the debut single from their sophomore record “Trick of the Light”.
The new record, and subsequent singles mark a change in sonic texture from their first album “Tide” released on Butterfly Collectors in October 2014.
This new sonic palette is markedly more contemporary for the band, and heralds something of a departure from the classical chamber music stylings of the first album. Enthused with the rhythmic sensibilities of Portishead, blended with the ethereal melodies of Sigur Ros, Wooden Arms’ instrumentation has grown to include more electronic production elements. This recording sees the band decidedly shake off the shackles of ‘Folk music’ pigeonholing, towards something newer, darker, more strange.
Inspired by an Edgar Allen Poe story, ‘Burial’ lulls the listener into a somniferous somber lullaby in its first section, a peace which is broken by a pulsating trip-hop heart-beat bassline. ‘Burial’ continues to ramp up a sense of dread until finally it culminates in a furious, cacophonous clattering of sound.
Burial is available to stream at Soundcloud.com/woodenarmsband/burial
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