Download a new mix made by Slim Twig himself to celebrate and serve as entry into the labyrinth that is A Hound at the Hem...
A Hound at the Hem MIX.
1. Harumi - 'Talk About It'
2. Nilsson - 'Everything's Got 'Em'
3. Led Zeppelin - 'In The Light'
4. Michael Nyman - 'A Watery Death'
5. Jean-Claude Vannier - 'L'enfant, La Mouche...'
6. Barry White - 'Gonna Love You Just a Little More'
7. Bowie - 'Right'
8. Gainsbourg - 'L'Hotel Particulier'
9. The Delfonics - 'Round & Round'
10. The Left Banke - 'Nice to See You'
11. William Sheller - 'Hare Krishna'
12. The Walker Brothers - 'Orpheus'
13. Gainsbourg - 'Cargo Culte'
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Do you need more convincing to take home one of the most elaborate albums of the year??
'...much of the record owes a sizeable debt to Scott Walker, from the cryptic lyrics and the deep, velvety club-singer croon Turnbull often employs to the swirling ‘Jackie’-esque strings of ‘Heavy Splendour’ and ‘Shroud By The Sheetful’’s spiralling, off-key hook. Even “All This Wanting”, with its jaunty rolling piano and fuzz guitar, exudes an air of almost malicious mischief, making Hound a wholly satisfactory solution for those Walker fans who find themselves torn between the full-bodied melodrama of his earliest solo work and the often impenetrable soundscapes of the post-Climate Of Hunter years.' - The Quietus
'While this album will take a few listens for those unfamiliar with the challenges of incorporated orchestral and rock elements within a conceptual work; fans of the Jacques Brel-Scott Walker school of transgressive baroque will have found a new masterpiece to dissect for years to come. Those that can get behind the sometimes atonal, dead pan crooning, dark veiled setting arrangements and lurid subject matters will discover A Hound at the Hem to be one the best post-glam concept albums not made in the slippery 70s.' - Impose Magazine
'It’s all buoyed on a darkly seductive current, giving every soaring high a queasy, industrial chill. Slim Twig may fly the weirdo flag, but hey, where would you rather be: smoking crap drugs with Ed Sheeran, or hunting space aliens with Matt Bellamy? If the latter, get your creep on and hand your heart to A Hound at the Hem: a record to reclaim the ‘guilty pleasure’ tag for purposes altogether more sinister.' - Drowned In Sound