The School of Seven Bells - Alpinisms
Based out of Brooklyn, NY the band is comprised of Benjamin Curtis (ex-Secret Machines) and twin sisters Alejandra and Claudia Deheza (formerly of ambient post-rockers On!Air!Library!). "Alpinisms" is an electronically enhanced pop record of dizzying highs and claustrophobic lows, whose painstaking conception shows in its detail-laden crevices. On the album's best tracks ‰ÛÒ the polyrhythmic dream-pop of "Face To Face On High Places", the nervous shimmer of "My Cabal", the menacing lilt of "Iamundernodisguise" ‰ÛÒ Benjamin Curtis constructs layers of shoegazing, moire-patterned guitars, while sisters Alejandra and Claudia Deheza intertwine their near-identical voices like the fingers of praying hands. Throughout, the whole heavenly affair is tethered to the ground with a glitchy, tribal thwomp. In "Alpinisms", technology collides with cryptic religious imagery and airtight songcraft; knowledge begets action; and School Of Seven Bells master an alien climate with effortless artistry.
Limited white vinyl (300 copies)