The Low Anthem
Under the Influence
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Friday 7th September
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The Low Anthem have announced their new LP ‘The Salt Doll Went To Measure The Depth Of The Sea’.
Released on February 23rd 2018, this is a beautiful, elegiac and largely acoustic – though peppered with subtle yet immersive electronics and humming ambience – album of twelve tracks that barely stretch past the two-minute mark. The percussive textures were etched into continuous center grooves of dollar bin vinyl with needles and sand paper, while Ben Knox Miller’s horn playing haunts the songs and Florence Wallis brought in spacious strings. Recalling the more progressive moments of artists such as Sufjan Stevens and Lambchop, it’s a record of a deep richness, with extreme subtleties and a space and delicacy counter to the group’s previous dense and complex album.
Ben Knox Miller and Jeff Prystowsky formed The Low Anthem in 2006, after meeting at their college radio station. They pursued an authentic but timeless sound, and after the huge success of their 2007 debut album, What The Crow Brings, the band found themselves signed to Nonesuch and Bella Union for their even more successful follow-up, Oh My God, Charlie Darwin. They toured the world and were reluctantly lumped in with the so-called “folk revival”. However, night-after-night of performing their early material was not ultimately where they wanted to land. “The moment was losing its mystery. We were scared of becoming robots,” the band said after six years of reflection.