Starting in Columbus, Ohio, and relocating to Chicago to give this music thing a go, Loyal Divide emits an atmospheric, hypnotic sound supported by idiosyncratic Electro beats and an experimental approach to songwriting that borders on sound-collage and remixing at times. The vocals have a quiet intensity that drags the melodies over the soundscapes as if they were just another layer in the group’s highly textured sound. Loyal Divide’s EP Labrador has received strong reviews and its debut full-length is due any day now.
Dig It: Thom Yorke becomes an Ambient dance music DJ and sings overtop the records. (MB)