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The Altered Hours

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(scott) yet another goody leftover from 2016, John N sent this a little while back and I forgot to post it or something, because I really did like this one quite a bit.....that modern shoegaze/trippy hard psych that I love so much as the representative rock music of "now".......anyway, the influences here are numerous.....The VU, My Bloody Valentine, the J&M Chain, Garbage, Sonic Youth, and several others, but this is really good, not as hard rocking as some of my other faves of 2016, but droning and grinding, and a really worthwhile album!
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The Altered Hours are a five-piece music group based in Cork City, Ireland.
INHEAT NOT SORRY is their first full length album, recorded at the Funkhaus studio in Berlin.
Following their work with Fabien Leseure on the Sweet Jelly Roll EP (A Recordings) in 2013, plans were made to further explore the potential for capturing the band's intense live energy. The group returned to Berlin in 2014 and spent three weeks exploring, experimenting and recording with Leseure at the controls.
The project began with a great variety of songs and ideas and from these a direct and cohesive approach with an emphasis on live recording was decided upon.
The resulting ten tracks bring to light the group's evolution since their last EP – starting with a lush psychedelic sound and pushing towards a stark and honest headspace. This album has clearly been influenced by the dismal yet beautiful surroundings of the 1950s Funkhaus studio building, a former DDRRADIO center. In many ways INHEAT NOT SORRY'S sound and atmosphere encapsulates the band's ongoing fascination with testing (and sometimes disrupting) that fine balance between tranquility and chaos.

IN HEAT NOT SORRY-01 Who's Saving Who/02 Way of Sorrow/03 Rotting/04 Silver Leather/05 Birds/06 Saviours/07 Virgin's Sleeve/08 Grey On Blue/09 Citadel/10 Laughing on Their Knees

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