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Seek Warmer Climes, Lower’s debut album,
sparkles with the harmonic dissonance and
high-strung urgency of their post-punk
forebears. But the Copenhagen-based
four piece also channel the romance and
drama of great singer-songwriters, from
late-period Scott Walker to Bryan Ferry. The
result is a hugely ambitious and affecting
rock album that enters deeply personal and
unusual sonic and topical spaces.
Certainly, you don’t have to dig deep to
hear how far Lower’s music sits from the
traditional concerns of modern rock music.
Toubro’s lyrics are finely wrought emotional
dramas that, in their poetic construction
and raw honesty of delivery, gesture to the
music of Walker or Leonard Cohen.
Lower have developed an inimitable record
that secures itself in your head with lyrics
that resonate like psychic warnings.
1. ANOTHER LIFE
2. DAFT PERSUASION
3. LOST WEIGHT, PERFECT SKIN
4. UNKEMPT AND UNCARING
5. EXPANDING HORIZONS (DAR ES SALAAM)
6. BASTARD TACTICS
7. SOFT OPTION