Krautrock five-piece Lød, have released their debut E.P (first outside of Denmark) with London’s Tough Love Records.
The preview track from the E.P comes in at 8:29mins and is entitled “Folder” , and is a true introduction to the bands post-punk and new wave sound. “Folder” is as unsettling as it is euphoric, cut between drone like progressive guitar pieces, a hard backbone of drums and connecting bass lines. Singer Søren Gade Holmgård, calls out in his native tongue, stretching and haunting the mechanical movement of the music, channelling Mark Burgess of The Chameleons and in part Echo & The Bunnymen‘s Ian McCulloch.
The E.P’s opening track “Sä Blä“, comes on like a lost Joy Division relic with a tight drum intro and industrial feel before morphing into a NEU!-esque spaced out post-punk marathon. It is what you would imagine if TRAAMS and Ulrika Spacek got together to make music.
Sandwiched between the above tracks sits “Træder ind, Bukker, Bukker“, a dark electronic piece full of suspense that could soundtrack an 80’s Danish horror flick. Sweetly following this is “Fælled”, a choppy and possessive punk song/ war dance full of raw power and emotion that leads into the lead single.
By Karl Johnson
Hard Of Hearing Music