Track Of The Day #814: Exploded View – No More Parties In The Attic
Six years ago the German political journalist and music promoter Annika Henderson first emerged as a recording artist. Her debut album Anika – recorded with, and produced by the members of Geoff Barrow of Portishead‘s offshoot band Beak – was followed some three years later with a six-track EP of the same name. And now with a perfect symmetry of time, Anika returns with a brand new musical project.
Together with the Crocodiles‘ producer Martin Thulin (drums and guitar) and two local musicians – Hugo Quezada (bass and synth) and Hector Melgarejo (synth and guitar) the band Exploded View was conceived in Mexico in March 2014. The product of this febrile union will be fully realised in the summer when Exploded View’s debut album will be released on Sacred Bones Records.
To celebrate their signing to the revered Brooklyn independent record label, and in advance of inaugural live dates later this month at the SxSW Festival in Austin, Texas, Exploded View give us a tantalising taste of their first album with ‘No More Parties In The Attic’.
The first single to be taken from the album, ‘No More Parties In The Attic’ is a clattering, hypnotic slab of post-industrial repetition over which Anika appears to finally draw a veil over an earlier period in her life. With the harrowed impassion of her voice and a passing resemblance to Nico, comparisons will inevitably be drawn with her fellow countrywoman. Yet for all of those apparent similarities, this record still stands alone as a strangely lifeless majestic moment.
‘No More Parties In The Attic‘ is out on the 1st of April and will be available on a limited 7″ and can be pre-ordered here
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