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Half High is Lucy Phelan and Matthew Hopkins, the duo at the centre of the group Naked On The Vague. In their musical lives the two members have explored the realms of rhythm/song based music in Four Door and Lucy's recently released solo outing under the name Lucy Cliche, as well as the complete outer bounds of music in Hopkin's solo work and as a member of The Bowels and Vincent Over The Sink. Whatever they're doing it's always quality stuff. ALWAYS. Half High create eerie, disorientating passages of sound utilising synthesizers and musique concrete techniques. If I was to slot it between two other records I have enjoyed this year they would be the Solaris Soundtrack and Call Back The Giants - The Marianne LP (plus the less jarring aspects of the KYE records catalog). It may not be The Rolling Stones but this is far from a testing listening experience thanks to the amount of tact and finesse applied by the duo. Originally self released as a CD-r and cassette, now out on vinyl (w/ download code) as this is an album! Edition of 300.
- R.I.P Society
Format: 12" vinyl record. 33rpm.
Year of release: 2013
Label: R.I.P Society Records (RIP037)