Reigns The House on the Causeway

Reigns The House on the Causeway
Steeped in the kind of night sweats sourced from Poe to The Blair Witch, UK brothers Tim and Roo Farthing have brewed a third album of foggy legends. Recording as Operatives A and B, the brothers allegedly explored and recorded musical phenomena and stories they discovered within the titular house, finding themselves stranded there for two days. The tales include a father isolating his daughters with the lie of an apocalypse and a widow pining on the shore for a husband lost at sea decades ago. These silver-tinted portraits are described in deadpan vocals and framed by music that fuses '70s horror soundtracks to chamber classical piano and bruised electronic pulses. The instrumentals are a kind of spirit photography, with subliminal voices, rattling coins and shredding paper occasionally rising up in the mix. It's served up like a modernized Hammer horror film: the House of Usher with elevators and haunted high speed internet. (Monotreme)