By Kieran Webber
After the success of their debut EP, ‘Waxen Myriad’ , in 2014, Brisbane band Twin Haus began recording their awaited follow up, released on March 22nd through Bedlam Records. For fans of new and old it was worth the wait and as a band delivered that is so far their best piece of work.
It has hard to blend so many genres into one four track EP and still come out at the end with a flowing and comprehensive piece of music but Twin Haus have managed this with the ‘Sophomore’ EP.
The best and easiest way to describe the music is imagine Radiohead meets Explosions In The Sky, the enigmatic songwriting keeps the listener on the edge of their seat waiting and wanting more from sleek tongued devils, however the tangents that the band go off on into a post rock psych out are what draws you away into a far out cosmos.
Opening track ‘Synthetic Egg’ is a post rock number worthy of being mentioned next to the liked of EITS, it is a true journey that takes you to the bands lightest and darkest corners in one song, it is nine minutes of pure musical genius.
‘Self-Love’ is a quicker more punchier song that will take you out of the trance that the previous song put you in, with a striking slash of the guitar driven by hard hitting percussion.
Taking a more psychedelic turn ‘I Used To Think’ focuses on trying to pull the listener out of their body, the haunting vocals that float through the background along with the transcendent guitar creates a real fragmented reality that is as addictive as it is beautiful.
There are few closing tracks as epic as ‘The Revue’, a thunderous 11 minutes of post rock goodness glazed in psychedelia.
The ‘Sophomore’ EP is a splendid listen that delights at every corner, the experimental music shifts through rock genres comfortably and with ease as showing prowess and strength in each genre.