My friend posted something on Facebook about a band called Houses, so I went to find out some more about them.
Their latest album is called A Quiet Darkness (2013) and is about a husband and wife who experience a nuclear disaster while apart, their journey to find each other again, and eventual death. Cheerful.
Anyway, here is the opening track.
I was quite taken by it but not sure I could cope with it as a whole hour long album. Also, once I realised that a lot of my enjoyment of the track stemmed from its similarity to Mogwai’s Les Revenants (both in terms of sound and storyline), I decided I could go and listen to that again rather than shelling out another tenner on a not-quite-as-good CD. Especially as it’s been a heavy month financially, fixing things up ready to have people look round my own house next week. Still, it’s only a short term thing, and since I’ve been in much worse places financially in the past, I really can’t complain.
Interesting concept for an album, though.