Formed in 2003, Hi Red Center are an endearingly odd and distorted version of a familiar instrumental quartet. Consider a drummer who swings effortlessly between lurching off-time rhythms and anthemic beats, a drummer/ vibraphone/electronic/synth player who adds everything from burbling noise to contagious melodies, a bassist who lays down the frenzied punch of post-punk with the melodic dexterity of krautrock, and a guitarist that creates a rich textural fuzz that makes it rock.
Hi Red Center released their debut album “Architectural Failures” on Pangaea Recordings back in 2006. The band's second album (and Joyful Noise debut) “Assemble” moves in more clear, concise direction while somehow containing instrumentation that, here and there, seems to slide of its track, breaking into weirdly juxtaposed parallel trajectories. They...
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