Album Review: Low - Ones And Sixes

3 September 2015 | 4:39 pm | Ross Clelland

"There seems a different tension on this."

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While retaining their trademark spaces among sometimes clouded emotions, there seems a different tension on this to 2013's Invisible Way.

Where Wilco's Jeff Tweedy had their so-human voices among warmer layers of sound, new producer BJ Burton's approach on the opening Gentle has Mimi Parker's words bumping over against a perhaps more mechanical backing. There are still those nagging doubts in Alan Sparhawk's questions, but songs like Landslide have an almost wound-down industrial atmosphere to them. Low remain a haunting thing that can seep into you, but there's maybe a more insistent desire for you to feel and share their melancholy.