Sunday, August 14, 2016

"The Madrean" C57
(Harmacy Records)

Whale Fall, from Los Angeles, carve out their niche amongst today’s instrumentalist/post-rock legions with the addition of a slight Balkan folk bent, tastefully employing sustained cornet and melodica throughout an hour’s worth of moodily rocking pieces. The end result is a consistently driving soundtrack for all the go-getters who like their dose of pretty in high-octane form. An excellent late night road-trip soundtrack, for sure.

-- Jacob An Kittenplan