Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Dove Hounds

After a productive year: releasing a new album as Former Ghosts, touring in support of that album with Xiu Xiu and Zola Jesus, and another tour of Europe coming up, you might expect Freddy Ruppert to be feeling like taking a break...apparently not.

The two tracks on this website seem to have more in common with This Song Is A Mess But So Am I than Former Ghosts. Ruppert's vocals aren't hidden behind any synthesizers or distortion (perhaps the only slight criticism of Former Ghosts I've ever really had), allowing his distinctive and emotional voice the prominence it deserves. These tracks feel raw and clear - every sound is audible, Ruppert’s talent for communicating the most painful (and personal) emotions through his music clearly has not diminished.

With an album only planned for release, and the intriguing possibility of Freddy Ruppert starting a small (vinyl only) label it looks like patience is going to be necessary before anything more is heard from Dove Hounds.

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