|MH-053 A Lull - Weapons For War
"Weapons For War" the lead single from A Lull's debut full-length Confetti, harnesses a force of nature driven with the percussive and melodic energy of Chicago and channels it into a four-and-a-half minute wind storm. The original is complimented by three virtuoso remixes. First up is Portland's Spirituals, whose recent remix for Caribou Pitchfork called "dizzying" and who's work here is no less impressive. Fellow Chicago resident Houses masters that difficult line between the human and the machine, wrapping up a frenetic remix with a three-plus minute long ambient outro. Finally, Mush's own Melting Season fits right in, as a drummer by trade turned one-man multi-armed production mastermind. If you've not already seen it (you should hunt it down right now), the music video for "Weapons For War" directed by Anthony Ciannamea, is the glue that unifies the single's thesis: a haunting encounter between two accidents of evolution that ends in either a fragile truce or the most romantic suicide pact ever, all to the sacrilegiously sensual hymn of A Lull's composition.
|A Lull creates a vast sound far more massive than the sum of its parts - XLR8R / Pounding, layered percussion and warm vocalizing - Pitchfork / Massive and booming - Chicago Verse United / A Lull sound like Chicago - Stereogum / Accessible and captivating - Adequacy / Post-rock-style ambience - Alarm Press / Seriously. Check it out - I Guess I'm Floating
|A Lull is the result of Nigel Evan Dennis, Todd Miller and Mike Brown hashing out music ideas in basements, bedrooms and practice spaces all around Chicago over the past two years. Believing that everything has a place in a recording, A Lull include sounds of percussive instruments against a wall, churning cans full or garbage and beer bottles with a broom stick, hitting drums with microphones, recording unplugged electric guitars with extremely sensitive microphones, everything DIY. After more than 50 songs were written, the band began the live show near the end of 2008.
The band released its debut effort, Ice Cream Bones EP, which was a compilation of the four songs that were the closest to a finished state at the time and that made sense together. A good intro. Now, here’s their follow-up. Grab the single “Weapons For War” (below) and keep an eye out for the upcoming full-length album, Confetti. - Indie Music Filter