The Common Task

Album Review of The Common Task by Horse Lords.

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The Common Task

Horse Lords

The Common Task by Horse Lords

Release Date: Mar 13, 2020
Record label: Northern Spy
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Post-Rock, Experimental Rock, Art Rock, Math Rock

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Baltimore quartet Horse Lords play a complex, polyrhythmic form of music that incorporates just intonation, algorithmic composition, and microtonal harmonies. Instead of being a purely academic exercise, however, the group apply these techniques to sprawling, groove-heavy instrumental rock songs, equally influenced by Krautrock and Saharan desert blues as well as composers like Terry Riley and James Tenney. The Common Task is their fourth studio album, and it's easily their most vibrant, dazzling recorded effort to date.

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