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Hookworms / Microshift
Album:Microshift Collection:Review Shelf
Artist:Hookworms Added:03/2018

A-File Activity
Add Date:2018-03-06 Pull Date:2018-05-08 
Week Ending:6 May29 Apr22 Apr15 Apr8 Apr1 Apr25 Mar18 Mar

 Recent Airplay
1.Sep 22, 2022:Zootopia
Static Resistance
4.Aug 09, 2021:The Library (rebroadcast from May 9, 2018)
2.Sep 06, 2022:Zootopia
5.Aug 09, 2021:I Like to Dance: Shake Off Your Pants (rebroadcast from May 9, 2018)
3.Aug 24, 2022:Zootopia
Boxing Day
6.Aug 06, 2021:I Like to Dance: Shake Off Your Pants (rebroadcast from May 2, 2018)
Static Resistance, Negative Space

Album Review
Super Chuck
Reviewed 2018-03-01 
In their early records and live shows, Hookworms became a totemic presence in modern psychedelia. Where previous records were doused in feedback and thick layers of noise, Microshift is full of space and sharpness. The adherence to krautrockin’ repetition remains, but the proto-punk engine has been replaced by electronic loops and glacial synths. Suddenly, a band that once sounded most at home in strobe-lit basement dives now sounds primed for a late-afternoon slot at your roving summer festival of choice.

Like: Lairs, Hot Chip. Animal Collective, LCD Soundsystem

FCC Clean.

Play: 1, 2, 3, 7

1.Negative Space (6:56) - Rhythm track influenced by early 80s electro.
2.Static Resistance (3:48) - Pure krautrock like in previous albums.
3.Ullswater (7:08) - Awkward tempo with shimmering synthesizer tones.
4.The Soft Season (4:00) - Like Spiritualized with drone-like atmospherics.
5.Opener (8:36) - Tight, tough pop song underpinned by a Kraftwerk-ish rhythm.
6.Each Time We Pass (5:15) - Glittery samples unfolds in a sea of technicolour,
7.Boxing Day (2:18) - Intricate and driving psych-rock.
8.Reunion (2:51) - Ethereal and new-agey.
9.Shortcomings (5:40) - Psychedelic disco groove with spectral chorus.

Track Listing
1.Negative Space 5.Opener
2.Static Resistance 6.Each Time We Pass
3.Ullswater 7.Boxing Day
4.The Soft Season 8.Reunion