15 Sep 2015

Ones and Sixes by Low

From The Sampler, 7:30 pm on 15 September 2015

Nick Bollinger meanders through the latest from Minnesotan minimalists Low.

low ones and sixesLow is another band whose reputation hinges on a sound. They came out of Minnesota, twenty-something years ago, and have since a dozen-odd albums which all have identifiable features in common. But perhaps it’s wrong to call it a sound. It’s more of a tempo. Nominally a trio, with couple Alan Sparhawk and Mimi Parker its two constant members, Low have experimented with various types of production and instrumentation over the years, from acoustic and hushed to rumbling mountains of amplification. You’ll find both on this latest album, with those sleepy tempos and Sparhawk and Parker’s tightly woven vocals the thread that runs through it all.

Songs played: Into You, Spanish Translation, What Part Of Me, Gentle, The Innocents, No End, Landslide

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