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I Break Horses - Warnings Vinyl LP New 22/05/20

Cat no. BELLA964V

Track Listing

1 Turn
2 Silence
3 l a r m
4 I'll Be The Death Of You
5 d e n l i l l a p å s e a v l y c k a
6 The Prophet
7 Neon Lights
8 I Live At Night
9 Baby You Have Travelled For Miles Without Love In Your Eyes
10 Death Engine
11 a b s o l u t a m o l l p u n k t e n
12 Depression Tourist

If I Break Horses’s third album holds you in its grip like a great film, it’s no coincidence. Faced with making the follow-up to 2014’s plush 'Chiaroscuro', Horses’s Maria Lindén decided to take the time to make something different, with an emphasis on instrumental, cinematic music. As she watched a collection of favourite films on her computer (sound muted) and made her own soundtrack sketches, these sonic workouts gradually evolved into something more: “It wasn’t until I felt an urge to add vocals and lyrics,” says Lindén, “that I realised I was making a new I Break Horses album.”

That album is Warnings, an intimate and sublimely expansive return that, as its recording suggests, sets its own pace with the intuitive power of a much-loved movie. As its title suggests, its sumptuous sound worlds – dreamy mellotrons, haunting loops, analogue synths – and layered lyrics crackle with immersive dramatic tensions on many levels. “It’s not a political album,” says Lindén, “though it relates to the alarmist times we live in. Each song is a subtle warning of something not being quite right.”