Loops Haunt Exits
Published Apr 05, 2014Exits is presumably titled as a parody, seeing as this is an album without. There seems to be no escape from the endless stream of sinister tones and textures that course throughout this 11-track ghost ride.
The listener becomes the quarry for this album. It's as if you're being shrewdly stalked through the grounds of a long forgotten manor, with howling winds, ominous footsteps and moaning wraiths seemingly closing in throughout the hunt.
However, a large portion of Exits is just substance-less spook tactics. The goal, for the most part, seems to be to make things so eerie that it might be mistaken for weighty. This problem is highlighted by the fact that Loops Haunt can produce a solid track when he wants to, as shown on the acid fuelled "IIVA." Unfortunately, Haunt has gone for spine-tingling over mind-tingling with this release, abandoning the clearly evident skill he has in favour of ghoulish pitter-patter. (Black Acre)