A little hit and miss
Choir Of Young Believers - Rhine Gold

Haunting folk vocals with tricksy production and enormous ambition is not what you might call a revolutionary new idea for the music scene in early 2012. The cautious, unsettling way in which sounds seem to leak out of the speakers on album opener ‘The Third Time’ is an effective way to draw the listener in, even if what follows is a little hit and miss. Studio gloss and sanitised drums too often leave things sounding a little safe, not least when compared with the truly wonderful glistening Krautrock chug of ten-minute-long album centrepiece ‘Paralyse’. An album of that and they’d have me sold.


Words by Gareth James

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