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Horse Lords
By Horse Lords
(Ehse 023)

Horse Lords is the quartet of Andrew Bernstein, Max Eilbacher, Owen Gardner and Sam Haberman. The band transmutes experimental tactics (polyrhythm, arcane tunings and modular synthesis) into direct, muscular and surprisingly funky songs. The result is an ambitious sound with the volume, energy and density of great rock music but an expansive wanderlust that draws on a wider range of reference points. Using the just intonation tuning system favored by avant garde composers such as La Monte Young and James Tenney, the group's playing acknowledges the conservatory but just as freely draws upon krautrock, post-punk, Appalachian and African musical traditions. In order to be able to play in this tuning, Gardner hand-modified his guitar, adding and precisely repositioning frets, and the result is a truly distinctive guitar sound, both jarring and joyful. Elaborate but not self-indulgent, wide ranging but tightly executed, Horse Lords are at once trance inducing, ecstatic, and rhythmically compelling.

As with all of our releases, the entire album is available to listen to for free. Interested in the LP, CDr or MP3s? See the purchasing options to the left.   Video/Press/Reviews
Side A:
1Wildcat Strike
Side B:
1Who Taught You To Hate Yourself
Wildcat Strike  Video by M.C. Schmidt
Live @ ScapeScape Part 3  
Live @ ScapeScape Part 1  
Live @ ScapeScape Part 2  

Horse Lords at Hopscotch festival
Scense Blog
Empty Bottle show with Matmos
Restless Cities Photo Essay: Masonic Lodge with Matmos
Horse Lords at Masonic Hall
Impose Photo Essay: Horse Lords and Matmos at 14K Cabaret
Splice Today
Viva Radio Blog
City Paper Top Ten of 2012
Impose Photo Essay: Horse Lords Record Release Show
Baltimore Fishbowl
San Diego Reader

Christian Kriegeskotte
Chicago Reader
City Paper
Foxy Digitalis

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