Workhouse

November 4th, 2008 | aeropiratika

For years, thanks to a mislabelled compilation package, I thought this piece was by Her Space Holiday. It’s only recently been revealed to me that it’s called "Peacon," and it’s off an album called END OF THE PIER by a band called Workhouse. And for some seven years it’s been one of my very favourite pieces of postrock, right up there with the "Sleep" section of disc 2 of RAISE YR SKINNY FISTS.

It does, I think, require a decent set of speakers or phones. But it still needs to be heard, regardless. It’s seven and a half minutes, and like all postrock you need to grant it two or three minutes to get moving, so you can hear the shape it’s slowly forming.

At which point it becomes magnificent.

(Usual rules apply: mp3 vanishes in seven days, provided for review purposes only, if you need it gone before then email at degaussing at googlemail com and it shall be done)


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