Houses – A Quiet Darkness [News]

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Houses have been very quiet since their debut album All Night (2010). They’re one of my favourite ambient / electronic artist, and I had the pleasure of seeing them live last year in London. Finally there’s some movement from within their den; a video preview of their new album A Quiet Darkness has creeped out, and is due to be released on the 16th of April via Downtown Records.

Dexter and his partner Megan have also released a track from the new album called Beginnings, which demonstrates a slightly new direction in style with their much more prominent use of vocals.  The sound production also appears to have taken a step up in quality which will no doubt bring us closer to all those intricate piano chimes and bubble pops.

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The track behind the video preview is sublime. It made me realise how much I missed their music. The video shows the couple playfully experimenting with sounds in an abandoned house amongst what looks like a desert. I love their instrumental tracks, they’re paced so patiently and their mixture of instruments and sounds layer up to make a velvety soft cake of a track. Listen to Endless Spring and you’ll get what I mean.

I’m still waiting for them to release the Chemical Brothers remix they played in London – so Dexter & Megan if you read this, please send it my way! Until then, enjoy these two tracks, I currently have the untitled video track on loop.

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