Landshapes release their second album Heyoon is released on Bella Union on May 4th, and there’s been a change. Since their previous incarnation as Lulu & The Landshapes their sound has got harder and more severe, the shifting and dark melodies that slide about the ear trembling with moody conflict and drama. An inventive juxtaposition of sonics creates a beguiling but nightmarish feel, contorted and twisting at all angles, the soft vocals hinting at vulnerability whilst the guitar simmers underneath. There’s a clatter and fury to the album, that seems contained but with the potential to explode, firey and loaded. Fluid and expansive, the nebulous beauty of the bass line particularly unyielding in its intensity, but for all its weight and implied portent there’s an energy and thrill to proceedings.

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