|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
|If I may, let’s move on. A Lull are a treat and one which should be shared, similar to a bag of mini eggs me thinks. They assault your senses with a barrage of loops, drum oddities and vocal experimentation. Wonderfully this bizarre concoction works and brings a fresh indie delight for you to enjoy. Admittedly they occasionally sound (particularly on Some Love) like they’re auditioning for some new age, electronic, Morris Dancing crew managed by a robotic Simon Cowell but this fresh peculiarity only adds to their charm. When these boys really get going (as best seen on Weapons For War) their sound is more reminiscent of a band of inspiring folksters who’ve somehow stumbled into a steel forge or General Motors factory full of noise, bustle, depth and energy. A treat indeed. - Sounds Good To Me Too