Haal: Back to Shilmarine


Release Date: 06-14-2024

SKU: 5056032382374

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Haal: Back to Shilmarine

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Combining elements of post-rock, trip-hop, and industrial music, Haal have quickly become cult favourites in the UK live scene. Their psychotropic blend of samples, DIY pedals, and monolithic instrumentation, has seen the band play and tour alongside the likes of Kyoto Kyoto, WEB, Deliluh, Treeboy & Arc, Katy J Pearson, and Gurriers, as well as appearing at festivals such as ArcTanGent, Dot To Dot and more. Coming off the heels of their recent singles "Janus" and "Judy" (and subsequent remixes by Water From My Eyes and Crimewave), the new EP "Back To Shilmarine" arrives as a blistering snapshot of the band's protean dynamism. The band celebrate their late-90s / early-00s influences in a caustic yet melodic blend of tracks that nod as much to the output of labels such as Dischord, Touch & Go, and Nothing Records, as they do their contemporaries in the UK scene such as SCALER, Famous, deathcrash, and LICE. The EP sees them bring all these touchstones together to create a unique and uninhibited maelstrom of sound that spans everything from intricate math-inflected guitar lines and pensive vocals to propulsive drumming, totemic riffing, and warped synths. Arguably some of Haal's heaviest material to date, "Platform 1, 18:19" offers the first look into this new material melding motorik rhythms and hypnotic riffs with sudden explosions of noise and power. However, as ever with Haal, there is more than meets the eye - the track also features samples completely abstracted from their sources, for instance, the drone that begins the song is taken from a video of frontman Alfie Hay and his friends beating Bop It. Elsewhere on the EP, the lyrics explore themes of cosmic existentialism, absurdism, meaning, transhumanism, inner reflection, science, history, and general philosophy. "All the lyrics are musings or verses that I wrote at very different times in my life" says Hay. "I then had to fit them around the music, despite being written at wildly different periods." The record was once again recorded with long-time collaborator Alfie Tyson Brown (Katy J Pearson, LICE, Lazarus Kane) at The Louisiana in Bristol. The band have a tight knit collaborative circle around them, this is particularly notable around the band's imagery.

  1. Vinculum
  2. A Squared
  3. Platform 118:19
  4. To Be a Machine
  5. Blank Sleep

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