November 27, 2010

52 Commercial Road: A Wreck Provides An Excellent Foundation

London based post-rockers 52 Commercial Road have been a fringe act since 2003, playing art exhibitions and squat parties. Their new full length A Wreck Provides An Excellent Foundation is filled with meandering soundscapes explorations topped off with choral vocals. Throw in spoken word samples and you get a haunting collection of songs that is continuation of Pink Floyd ca. Atom Heart Mother.

The band take their time building up their songs, by adding instruments and loops as a song progresses. It's all about structures settling into a slow groove - subliminal math rock that is smart and subtle.

52 Commercial Road:
Tommy Brooks: guitar
Tom Coult: violin
Patrick Evans: guitar, bass
Josh Isaacs: bass
Ben Sayeed: drums

A Wreck Provides An Excellent Foundation is a self-released album. Buy it from the band's website.

  1. Reaching Sade
  2. In Floods And Droughts
  3. Tape
  4. Leonard Talks To His Rifle
  5. Derelict
  6. Kadmar
  7. Praise Nor Infamy


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