Release Date: Jan 30, 2007
Record label: Anticon
Genre(s): Indie, Rock, Electronic
Chris Adams, one of the driving forces behind the English band Hood, wanted an outlet for his more glitch- and dubstep-oriented leanings, and so, while the group was on hiatus, he went into his studio alone and began recording as Bracken. What he ultimately ended up with, however, was quite similar to what Hood had been exploring on Cold House and Outside Closer: forlorn indie electronica that stretches and glides and contorts across dark, post-rock landscapes. With Bracken, though, Adams all but eliminates any sort of live-sounding instrumentation (there are guest drummers on "Safe Safe Safe" and "Four Thousand Style"), relying more on his computer to filter and twist his keys, guitars, and horns.