Sparse yet enveloping, progressive yet constantly emotive
Walls - Walls (Kompakt)

Is this the culmination of everything that has been happening in music over the past decade, or the sound of what is to come in the next one?

Walls - half Italian noisenik Banjo Or Freakout, half London remix team Allez-Allez - have created an album that is both an evolutionary step from the looped soundscapes of Panda Bear and the natural conclusion of the Balearic extremes of the disco revival; sparse yet enveloping, progressive yet constantly emotive.

Is it ambient? Space-rock? Or techno? Definition is futile - bathe instead in these ebbing waters and forget all you know.


Words by Neil Condron

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