SubAudible Hum: In Time For Spring, On Came The Snow (Inertia)

 |   |  <1 min read

SubAudible Hum: All For The Caspian
SubAudible Hum: In Time For Spring, On Came The Snow (Inertia)

The Melbourne-based outfit open this, their second album, with a pulsating electronic track which is increasingly dense and chant-like, and sounds like U2's guitarman the Edge has also been roped in while struggling with a hangover.

However it is an atypical track from a band that has previously owed more than a little to Radiohead's most out-there efforts. Thereafter they kick in with slightly morose but obviously heartfelt songs (some political, some shot through with unease and angst), gritty rock, and a real sense of musical drama.

They strike me as a young(ish) band making their mark and this may not the easiest album to come your way, but for me its ambition, intensity and diversity pull it through. And here's what others have had to say:

"The perfect soundtrack to a gloomy city at dusk"-- Mess+Noise

"A triumphant release" -- Rave

" ... features driving rhythmic instrumentation tempered with pure pop bliss" -- Rolling Stone (4/5)

Share It

Your Comments

post a comment

More from this section   Music articles index

Omar Carmenates: The Gaia Theory (Rattle)

Omar Carmenates: The Gaia Theory (Rattle)

At its most extreme interpretation (as some have joking applied it), the Giaia theory which contends all life on Earth is interconnected says if a butterfly flaps its wings in China there may be a... > Read more

Myele Manzanza: OnePointOne (First Word)

Myele Manzanza: OnePointOne (First Word)

Knowing only that drummer Manzanza was formerly in New Zealand's electronica-soul outfit Electric Wire Hustle doesn't prepare you for this vigorous and out-there second album under his own name.... > Read more

Elsewhere at Elsewhere

JANIS JOPLIN CONSIDERED (2011): Singing out the painful sparks within

JANIS JOPLIN CONSIDERED (2011): Singing out the painful sparks within

Of all those admitted to that illustrious pantheon of Dead Sixties Rock Stars, Janis Joplin has been the one least well served. Jimi is revered and regularly remarketed; and Jim has his... > Read more

Holly Arrowsmith: A Dawn I Remember (Rhythmethod)

Holly Arrowsmith: A Dawn I Remember (Rhythmethod)

When this folk-framed singer-songwriter won the award for best folk album in 2016 on the back of her impressive but also tentative and sometimes overreaching debut For the Weary Traveller, you were... > Read more