Cold Pumas

The Hanging Valley

White LP
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Second album from Brighton krautrock / post-punks Cold Pumas (members of Soft Walls, Sauna Youth, An Emergency, The Steal!)

THE HANGING VALLEY ‘Now a quartet of fraternal pedants’ whimper the band’s dusty social media accounts in reference to the twilight addition of Lindsay Corstorphine on the bass guitar, ‘cascading down the woodwork, slapping the pegs’ as he goes, dear reader. In truth The Hanging Valley owes us much to Corstorphine’s ample stringmanship as his encouragement toward loosening the conservative shackles of olde. Certainly a weakening of the old guard has taken place somewhere, the gamut of emotion ridden more obliquely and less shamefully now. Ballads stare teary-eyed out of windows towards rain-swept rivieras, vocals and guitars have pulled themselves gamely out of the reverb-soaked hollow and those ‘for the rockers’— Slippery Slopes, Severed Estates, Fugue States et al—no longer grasp for the safety of the halfway house but aim for the stars. ‘More sherberta tambourine’ they cried in the studio, and more sherberta there was.

A Change of Course

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Cold Pumas The Hanging Valley
  • 1.Slippery Slopes
  • 2.Open Mouth of Dusk
  • 3.A Change of Course
  • 4.Severed Estates
  • 5.A Human Pattern
  • 6.The Slump
  • 7.The Shaping of the Dream
  • 8.Fugue States
  • 9.Murmur of the Heart

Item code: FAUX41
Label: Faux Discx / Gringo Records
Info correct on: 19/8/2016